Fear Creates Suffering and Love Heals
A Simple Reminder by Bryant McGill
Bryant McGill is a best-selling author, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights. He is an iconic personality and cultural critic, whose prolific writings have reached millions of people and appeared in thousands of works by other authors, educators and social leaders. His writings on values have been featured at the prestigious Foundation for a Better Life, who has called McGill one of “the brightest minds in human history.” In an official Congressional commendation, the nation’s leaders applauded McGill’s, “highly commendable life’s work,” as an Ambassador of Goodwill. He is the founder of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated, Goodwill Treaty for World Peace. His writings and small aphorisms have been published in over 140 books and translated into 15 languages by publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw Hill, For Dummies and Writer's Digest. His writings are used in the curriculum at the university level, have been implemented into a campus installation at Bangkok University, and have received positive reviews from professors at Columbia, Stanford and NYU.
Bryant is a sought after speaker who has delivered speeches with diverse groups, from the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and Chief of the LAPD, to the United Nations, with Dr. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs. He has appeared nationally on network television, and his message is regularly heard on satellite and major market radio stations. Bryant was the front-page cover story of the WALL STREET JOURNAL relating to his expertise with social media, and protecting people from identity theft and cyber-bullying.
As a coaching and positive psychology thought-leader, McGill's simple writings have been endorsed by the former president of the American Psychological Association. His writings have appeared in publications such as Psychology Today, in peer-reviewed psychology journals, and in curriculum materials for mental health professionals. His works have been referenced and published by educational authorities such as the dean of NYU School of Medicine, Dartmouth University and The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Bryant has also appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. McGill is on a quest to prove that life is still beautiful, and that all people have the power to have a better life and world — NOW.
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Fear Creates Suffering and Love Heals by Bryant McGill
Cowering in the dark corner of a filthy street, wearing urine soaked shredded pants, his bare feet black from the stink of the sidewalk. Sophisticated people walking by would yell, "Hey look it's Jesus Christ." Others would harpoon, "Freak!"
As far as the eye can see, we observe divisiveness, separation and isolation. Fear is the greatest enemy; the father of all suffering, and love is the only cure for humanity’s great afflictions. Anyone who looks deeply and honestly at the world today is surely confronted with the grisly realities of human life on earth; realities from which most people try to remain unattached. The pain of humanity’s most maltreated victims echoes deep within each of us, in the form of our shame or ignorance. Those who suffer are always there, pleading for help, and the voice of reason within each of us tells us to reach out and help. We must not ignore this voice, for it is the very anchor of conscience in the turbulent seas of suffering, which suggests there may still be something noble in the human soul. Listening to this voice is the last, thin thread that gives us hope that we are, in fact, not beasts....
There are many worlds we can create. One world is nothing short of hell on earth. It is a place where the unlimited creativity of humanity has been bridled and abducted by fear, creating a real-life nightmare of cruelty and indifference so chilling that death itself has become a welcomed and kind benefactor. The other world is a world held in your hands. You and those who love peace are the keepers of the bright torch of hope, and the guardians of its tendril flames that burn in the hearts of every soul throughout the world, no matter how oppressed and downtrodden. Those who see the world through the lens of love are the true visionaries. They carry the vision for all who yearn in their deepest sinews, that all children would live in a world of limitless possibilities, where each soul could reach the heights of their potential to love, and to be loved. The only difference between these two worlds, that will ever exist—IS YOU.
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