Sunday inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr.

The political chaos that we are now experiencing seems to follow every alignment between Uranus (radical change) and Pluto (destruction and transformation).  Today’s chaos is the result of the tumultuous change fostered by the challenging square between Uranus and Pluto between 2010 and 2017.  Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice emerged during the Uranus/Pluto conjunction of the mid-1960s when the civil rights movement came to a head.  There was a great debate at the time between Malcolm X, who called for disruption and violence where necessary, and Dr. King, who sought nonviolence and the peaceful way.  In the end both were assassinated and it’s difficult to say which of these great leaders in the end had the greatest effect on improving civil rights in this country.

In the US today and really around the world, the political situation grows uglier each day and the retrograde travel of Mars has only exacerbated the rage and anger that fills the airwaves.  Fighting this intensity with more of the same only fuels the fire and in the end there is no resolution.  I offer these quotes from Dr. King as a suggestion that while fueling violence with more violence is not the answer, taking a stand is an absolute imperative.

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

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By | 2018-07-01T09:15:19+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Inspiration|11 Comments


  1. Gina July 1, 2018 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Thanks Lynn!

  2. weaver July 2, 2018 at 3:13 am - Reply

    thank you for the wise words.
    I have read some bios on malcom x and it seems highly probable that, had his life not been cut short, he would have been seen to grow into a fully non-violent perspective. in his personal life, that seems to have already been the case – and not too popular with some. its a shame that history can only tell of the polarity of approach rather than of malcom’s evolution in orientation.

    • Lynn Hayes July 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      You could be right, Weaver. Sad that we will never know.

  3. Theresa July 2, 2018 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Lynn, This so helpful. Thank you for sharing. The aggression all around is weighing me down and overcoming my balancing efforts. This is my new mantra: “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

    • Lynn Hayes July 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks Theresa, I’m so glad you found it helpful, I know I did.

  4. Robin July 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    First thing I’ve read lately, that gives me some hope. Than you so much for posting. All the quotes are applicable to today, but the last one reminds this overwhelmed Pisces, that hiding away is not the solution.

  5. Lynn Hayes July 3, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Thanks for your comment Robin. I am trying to get all of the peace I can find these days and you’re right – hiding is not the solution. We somehow have to find that balance between despair and action.

    • Claire Kane July 3, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Yes. So true. Sad to say so many people that I know, can only find what they tell themselves, is a measure of peace , by turning away- even using Law of Attraction as justification. I’ve been researching and posting alternatives to this stance.

  6. Dr. Deb July 4, 2018 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Martin Luther King Jr. was a great peaceful man. I wish more people would follow his words today. He was right, we all are intertwined, the more hate put out the more hate comes back.

    Once again, last night I was thinking “say more: Love, Joy, and Harmony.” Then I read this today.

    Thank you for this reminder Lynn.

  7. Eloise July 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Wow Lynn, thank you thank you for this. Your positivity make you unique, but so so welcome!

    I will keep that first line ‘let no man pull you so low’ in my heart.

    Happy 4th of July!

    • Lynn Hayes July 6, 2018 at 6:53 am - Reply

      Thanks Eloise, and same to you!

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