Monday, 23 November 2015

Reflections on fear

Yesterday I read in the paper today there were many attacks planned like the one in Paris. And I saw the deserted streets of Brussels, inhabited by masked men in uniforms. And the fear must be deep rooted. It must be so deep rooted to stay at home just for the chance you will be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

On Saturday I saw on Facebook a blindfolded man in Paris with a note that people called him a terrorist because he was a Muslim and, well see for yourself:



And although I'm not the hugging kind of man, I would like to hug all the people of the Muslim faith and say to them, how terrible you must feel that your faith is being misused by people that think you deserve to die if you cannot say some verses from the Koran, like in the hotel in Mali.

A friend of mine said "The love we give will move through the arteries to someone else's heart".
So, people from Europe, let's not be afraid and do the things we want to do.
And if you are at the wrong place, at the wrong time, well, it can happen anywhere and the chance you will die in a car crash is much higher than to die in a terrorist attack.

Love is stronger than hate. Hate cannot fight Hate. Only Love can.

12 comments:

  1. I have known for a long time...and you showed it again with this post....you are a very wise man. We cannot let ourselves be so afraid that we do not live our lives....and you last line...says it all.....
    I have missed you..good to see you back...
    hugs abby

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    1. Hate is an emotion that seems much easier to catch you like a virus, than love can. To love it seems you have to do more effort. Yet it is worth the effort, I think.


      "What you actually love is most truly reflected in your actions, not in what you feel, think or say."


      Adyashanti.

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  2. Hey Han...hope you are feeling better. I try to live my life to the fullest...without fear...don't always succeed but do try. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Do not be afraid of what might happen Cat, it gets in the way with doing what you truly want to do. But I think you are a very brave woman.

      Han

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  3. Nicely said, Han. Love makes the world a better place.

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    1. Yes. It seems that the voice of hate is much louder than the voice of love. Perhaps it is so because the voice of love is often used one on one in hushed tones. But there are times, girl with the naughty name, you have to shout it out.

      If only to balance the scale,

      Han

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  4. Very nice Han - I so agree. John Lennon was right - Love is all we need.

    Glad you're feeling better.

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    1. Yeah, Lennon, Ghandi, Einstein, Oscar Wilde, Helen Keller, Yoko Ono, Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya, Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, Joan Baez...

      Love is stronger than Hate.

      Han

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  5. I wish I had written this, Han. You again are expressing my thoughts and feelings. Thank you.

    appy

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    1. That is very kind of you to say so, Appy. I'm very pleased you think so as well.

      Han

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  6. War creates war, battered children learn to hit, hate creates hate, darkness create darkness.
    Fear creates fear.
    Only light can change this.
    The light is love.

    Thank you, Han.

    Mona Lisa

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    1. Such nice and true words Mona Lisa. I can relate to that very much indeed...

      Thank you,
      Han

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