So, how did you people spent your new year? I hope everyone had a good start to 2018.
Looking forward to writing more and more for you people and in return, expect the same love and support, you people have been giving me for the past few months. Cheers to this new start!
So, Ruchika Kachroo is the guest blogger for this first post of 2018. An avid reader, an excellent writer and yes, a good friend of mine. I have been reading her work on Quora and believe me, her expression of writing is phenomenal.
Let’s find out what she has to say about this topic. Let’s get started!
Is hate Heavy?
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What exactly is hatred?
Hate is a toxic energy, which can wear many different masks, but behind them, all dwells the same thing — fear. Have you ever carried the burden of hate? I know how hard it is to let it go. Irrespective of how the hate shows up, when our body takes up intense feelings of hate, we are the ones who suffer; we isolate ourselves from life and actually end up holding ourselves a prisoner from happiness.
Sadder yet is the burden of hate that many are immersed in because the people around them taught them how to take hate as a way of life, even before they could talk. There is no question that this kind of hate is born in the womb of fear, which often outstands itself as an over-inflated sense of superiority, intolerance and arrogance. This is sad because it really boils down to a lack of understanding of others who may be different than they — fueled by fear.
How to set yourself free from the toxicity of hate?
The good news is, if willing, we can set ourselves free of toxicity of hate today. How? by Sticking to love. If we feel the burden of hate weighing heavy upon our heart, do some self-enquiry today; if you find any sense of hate lingering in the corners of your mind, shed the light of love on it and watch it dissolve. Hate exists in the darkness and in a sense of separation from God (light). Just as darkness cannot exist in the presence of light, fear cannot maintain its existence in the presence of love.
Stick with love; you’ll lighten your burden and the planet will be a better place as well for the next seven generations to come.
Here, are some few points you can consider to set yourself free from the toxicity of hate.
- Don’t let the power of hatred affect you or change you in any case. Hold on to yourself, If the hatred must change you, let it only make you stronger and kinder.
- Keep track of the ways in which your hatred, anger, emotions, and judgements affect your behaviour and relationships.
- Choose three role models whose compassion and kindness inspire you. They can be anyone and you just have to let them inspire you to be a kinder, more compassionate person.
- Spend time doing things that feel meaningful and fulfilling to you.
- Let go; Be you!
So, these were the few points you should have in your mind as hatred has never made anyone successful or rich. With the beginning of this new year, It’s important to write each chapter with a good mark and then, all you have to do is maintain yourself as a consistent and persistent character.
That’s all for today. I hope you’ll defintely make a mark and be consistent and persistent in whatever you choose to work on. All the best!
Thanks, Ruchika, for giving your precious time in writing this content with The Parallel Edit.
Check out her work on Quora – https://www.quora.com/profile/Ruchika-Kachroo-1
See you in the next one, my lovely people!