The problem isn’t that we wake up in the morning wanting to contribute to cruelty or violence. The problem is that we don’t wake up in the morning wanting to create compassion, peace, and nonviolence.
If that were on our to-do list every day, imagine what we could accomplish. Imagine what our world would be like.
The good news is that imagining our vision for a compassionate, just world is the first step to realizing it.
Don’t underestimate the power of thought; it shapes our perceptions, it determines our actions, and it creates the world we envision.