You make me feel pain. You help me remember. You move me from here to there. You control my reflexes. You arouse me. You put me to sleep. You make my heart race and then make it slow down. You even help me to see more clearly.
You can do so very many things to this body of mine.
But…. you cannot make me hate.
I choose to believe there is good in everyone but before you decide that I am some wonderful, loving human being you should know that I choose to believe this for very selfish reasons. I choose to believe it because I want to believe there is good in me and I choose to believe it because it helps me find peace when dealing with difficult people in my life.
When faced with these people, I take a step back and ask myself what is their motivation. What are they afraid of? Then, it is no longer about me.
It is about their fear.
The bigger the attack, the bigger the fear.
I cannot control what anyone else does to me but I can choose my own response.
I choose not to hate.