Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.
We co-created the problems and now let us co-create the solutions. We have, as a society, emotionally branded ourselves with shame. There is the angry man, the depressed woman, the abusive parent, the out of control child, all these being interchangeable with each other. Healing begins with self-respect, enabling us to give more respect to others, whether that is a person, an animal, or the planet. In turn, we create a more loving atmosphere for ourselves and all those surrounding us. When our heavy emotions control our lives, we are slaves. When our good thoughts control our lives, we are leaders.
Peace of mind must first be adopted within ourselves before we are equipped to handle things outside ourselves. The more we develop skills of solving problems through heartfelt intelligence, the more we discover our full potential and empowerment.
What is empowerment? Someone who is empowered believes that good can win over evil. It is someone who embraces truth and rejects lies. It is someone who is willing to sacrifice in the name of fairness and justice. It is someone who knows their integrity is one with their soul and that to walk away from their integrity is to walk away from their soul.
The more good people feel empowered, the better chance we have in creating a world that is non-violent, a world that is filled with love, compassion and peace.