I do not know if anyone agrees with me, but lately I have noticed there is a lot of hate everywhere… Television news, newspaper articles, blogs, social media and even on radio. Hate… It’s a strong sentiment! Interestingly, it’s an emotion opposite of love. Coincidentally, it has 4 letters too! Heart is like a room with one switch. It either flicks to hate or love. If you enter a dark room and flick the light switch on, darkness disappears. Similarly, by entering love in your heart, hate – a form of darkness, will disappear. Hate is also like an atom bomb. An atom bomb, once detonated destroys everything near the epicentre. Similarly, if you let hate enter your heart, which is also the epicentre of your soul or spirit, it will destroy everything that is near you and its repercussions will be felt far away. Like an atom bomb, hate will destroy and tear your soul apart. Why do we hate? What is it we are afraid of?? Haters hate other people because of their race, religion, culture, gender, sexual orientation or appearance. Do they hate because they are scared or fearful? Do they fear inferior?? Each of us belongs to planet Earth. Everyone has a right to existence, irrespective of their origin, colour, caste, race or appearance. We are all children of Mother Earth. We breathe same air and bleed same colour blood. Our destination is the same. We are souls, we are light, pure and indestructible! No one will benefit from hate. Hate damages the soul of the hater and the ones they hate! If a rock is thrown in a quiet motionless pond, it causes ripple effect. Similarly, hate is like an explosion of vibrations, sending ripples of negative energies throughout the universe. Some of the hate vibrations are so strong, if you are standing next to someone who carries hate in their heart, you will feel physically sick. That is because the negative energies emitted from their heart are causing atomic explosions and destructing your vibrations. Do not let this happen. Do not give them the opportunity to make you feel sick. Protect your soul and energies. Close your eyes, imagine sun – a big massive ball of fire, emitting warmth and light, dissipating darkness. You are the sun. Nothing can destroy you. You are the creation of the Creator. You are a spirit, brighter than all the suns and stars in the universe. You are mightier than the mightiest object in the universe. Do not be afraid. Do not fear. Fear is a choice.
The best way to tackle someone who hates is by loving them. If you confront a sick child, won’t you automatically smile at him/her? Similarly, a hater is a soul who has not evolved and is like an immature child. Feel compassion for them and have some empathy. They are scared. They have chosen to be fearful. Send them love and light. Fragrance from one rose can spread its scent in an entire garden full of dead flowers. Light of one candle can light up a big empty dark hall. Not only it spreads light, but it can also light hundreds of other candles too! Be like that candle. Shine and spread your light. Generate so much of love that it will spread your fragrance in an entire garden filled with dead flowers. Be a lover, a gentle, kind and loving soul. Our purpose of birth is to live, love and learn. So why choose to be a hater?