Let’s read this second quote, “Once more we are in a period of uncertainty, of danger, in which not only our own safety but that of all mankind is threatened. Once more we need the qualities that inspired the development of the democratic way of life. We need imagination and integrity, courage and a high heart. We need to fan the spark of conviction, which may again inspire the world as we did with our new idea of the dignity and worth of free men. But first, we must learn to cast out fear. People who`view with alarm’ never build anything”.
Another, “Our problems are man-made; therefore, they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”
The full quote from The Mother is, “At the moment we are at a decisive turning-point in the history of the earth, once again. From every side I am asked, “What is going to happen?” Everywhere there is anguish, expectation, fear. “What is going to happen?…”. She said this in 1957.
The second quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt and is from 1963. The third quote is from John F Kennedy, from decades and decades past, and the fourth are the words of Gandhi, said approximately in the early 1900s. They could have all been written right now.
Anguish and worry have always gripped humans. Destruction and devastation are part of our path. It is not just now. With this much broader perspective, we can actually see that there is a natural order and that we will be okay. As Gandhi said, “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.”
Let’s get centred not in our own fears, but by asking, how can I help? What can I do to help others right here, right now?
Written with love,