How to Remember That You Are Love in Our Current State of Affairs

Being a citizen of the world, in this particular moment in time, can be absolutely heartbreaking. The daily acts of mass violence, discrimination and retraction of human rights have become normalized for most. For those that this normalization has left untouched, these matters are utterly overwhelming. I write this for those who have been historically and systematically oppressed. For those who felt in the recent years building-up to the now, thought that their voice was finally being heard. I start to tear-up a little myself as I write this. As a proud gay man, a member of the LGBTQ community, you are enough. Through intersectionality, my immigrant, people of color, disabled, women, non-Christian, and many more brothers and sisters, you are enough.

We stand strong and strive-forward for the equality and equity we know we deserve. However, self-care is very, very important. As stated, we are proud members of a greater unity, but it is dire to nurture yourself as the unique individual you are. Being a part of a minority or oppressed group is a part of you, as many other parts of you add to your whole. Taking the time to step back, to heal, to allow yourself to Be, aids your passion in upholding the aspects that make-up who you are. Only you know what’s best for you, to be the best self you can and want to be.

Ironically, though we are all individual, we are all connected by the same energy that is our innate truth. That energy is love. This going beyond the cliché images of love we are used to receiving through T.V. and music. Love being the radiating positivity we gets sparks of every once in a while that has us feel as connected to acquaintances, and even strangers, as we do with people know and hold close. Taking the time to get on a meditation routine, or yoga schedule, taking nature walks, dancing, singing, journaling, rearranging when you wake-up and go to bed, sitting silently with a cup of tea, are all ways to tap into love. Even realizing you may need to seek professional emotional & mental health is an act of love; not a sign of weakness or failure. Maybe even exploring yourself spiritually, with and or without religion. Finding a cause, charity or advocacy group that don’t have a direct relation to your sense of self can help connect with your love to to promote others to do so as well. We are all love.

For my fellow persons fighting for their place in this world, you are loved. You don’t need to receive permission from anyone else to love yourself. You are enough as you are. We are as human as the people who hold more favored social positions in society. Try your best to not be cynical, for our “enemies” are only potential allies. Stand your ground, but don’t stoop to the low level that we are victims of. If you ever are questioning how to handle a situation, when you feel delegitimized, attacked, and broken, respond with love. I know it’s hard, but it will be worth it. Fires aren’t extinguished with more fire. By taking the time to tap into your innate self, love, you are aiding yourself, and therefore, aiding others and the greater space we all walk apon.

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  1. Thanks sharing

  2. When I see love , I recognizeit

  3. Will kip dis in mind

  4. Will keep this and see how it works

  5. Thanks for letting me know, really learnt a lot

  6. Yeah. Exactly what we a e facing in Nigeria.

  7. Short and simple

  8. We pray God will help us in this Nigeria.

  9. Thanks. Only use know what is best for ourselves

  10. So sad. God will help us

  11. Situations most times makes us feel or forget we are loved.. But when we decide to love ourselves we end up extending it to others

  12. I agree with Isioma, though sometimes it’s hard to reflect on onesself with all the hate around you.

  13. This Are A Very Easy Tips

  14. Alright,,,, will have this in mind

  15. I think have learnt from this

  16. Lol you make sense

  17. How do you know you are Inlove with your current state . Happiness is the answer I guess . Nice write up

  18. When I see love , I recognizeit

  19. This is just so true

  20. I don’t quite follow. My critics even starts with topic of the article,if you writing on how people should be in control of their situation , a better headline would have been great. My opinion though

  21. Thanks for this piece

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