|Dave Navarro. Photo by the noh8campaing.|
The only thing in the world that can stop fear in its tracks is love. Every good thing we do is generated from it. That's where we get our empathy, our compassion, our charity. Love is what runs into a burning building even though it might kill us. Love beats fear down if you have enough of it.
There is an old story, usually cited as a Native American parable of sorts, that says each of us has two wolves inside us. We have the bad wolf that kills and terrorizes, and the good wolf that protects its brothers and loves its pack. And these wolves are always in battle with each other. Which one wins? The one you feed.
Too many people are feeding the bad wolf. They feed it with political arguments, religious arguments. They feed it by focusing on the few differences we have instead of the many sames we have. They feed their fear until all they can think of is hating people, and ultimately it drives them to do wrong and unfair things.
Feed your love. And stop looking at that wolf in other people that gives you fear. Their wolf may be your brother and you don't even know it.