Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
We are all each other’s brothers and sisters. We all come from the same source — whether you call it God, the universal spirit, or the subatomic particle. We must work together in unison to survive, to thrive, and to find supreme joy. Our differences are grossly outweighed by our similarities and sameness. Yet it is those differences between us that preoccupy our minds, holding us hostage to our own thoughts and incapacitated to free action.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the day we observe what would have been his 85th birthday, let us find the inner strength to open our hearts—to pain and suffering, to love and connection, to the beauty and wisdom that lies inside every single one of us. Together, and only together, we can create peace on earth.
And if that isn’t what you’re working towards every day, maybe it’s time to start.