I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. MLK quote Monday Mantra 187 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 187 – I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. MLK quote Monday Mantra 187 via LaWhimsyI have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why choose the heavy, toxic burden of hatred when love is light and bright and glorious?

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

For ages, eons even, it seems that the driving force of so much and so many has been hatred. Hate of someone. Hate of something. Hate of one belief system or another. Hate of this. Hate of that. Hate. Hater. Hatred.

How simply awful did reading this make you feel? I know that writing it made me feel heavy, low. Well no more. It’s time to let go of that burden that hatred and it’s off-spring generate. It’s time to step away and to choose and stick with love.

I’m certain you’ve begun to notice a pattern forming with these past few Monday Mantras and it’s for very good reason. It’s because even though I’ve always preferred to choose love and light and positivity and high-vibing ways of being, I haven’t always actively lived that way. Why? Because I fell down low and instead of being aware of that and then doing something about it, I simply sat in it. I wallowed and I sank further.

While it’s true that some of it was due to depression (something that no one can be faulted for in the least), a good deal of it was simply due to my refusing to actively leave the toxicity that hatred created. Oh I acknowledged it, I begrudged it and hated it (cruel, cruel irony) but I didn’t do anything to help myself. I didn’t even fully accept the help being offered. It was miserable and what’s worse, it made me a rather miserable person, inside and out.

Well, no more. I have shed that hate and with it the heavy burden it brought upon me. It took time and effort and it still does since bad habits and old programming don’t simply go away. They do lessen however, and the more I do to replace and re-program myself, the more they fade and fall away.

While this is a very personal example of choosing and sticking to love, the same can be applied to every single aspect of life. For instance, instead of choosing to hate the current government or the way society is, I have been choosing to find ways to make a positive difference and to spread up-lifting energies. Instead of focusing on what I cannot change, I find ways that I can bring about change, even if they are small or only affect those who are directly around me. Every little bit helps and each tiny ripple does spread out. Even something as easy as sharing a smile can make all the difference between love and hate. Stick to love and change the World!

Namaste ~ Ella

~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantra Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!

~ Check my Instagram on Mondays for Inspirational quotes and every day for a little jolt of happiness!

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