Updated: Nov 9, 2022
That’s what I love about Martin Luther King he didn’t talk about what he didn’t want, he talked about what he did want, not just for himself but for the world! He had a true love story for humanity.
Stop and think about it. The more someone tries to fight against something the more it takes over and becomes more promoted. Fighting brings more fighting and cements into place all the unwanted, actions, attitudes, and expressions of everything people fought against.
Martin Luther King Jr. spent his life talking about what he did want, he said, I have a dream, he didn’t say I have a complaint, he said I have a dream, many people fought against that dream by rallying against him and his words and then the end one of them even took his life.
Over my lifetime I have watched Mr. King's dream come true because people kept his vision of his dream. And his vision and his words were so profound and so invited to the ears of more people than he could’ve imagined that our world is finally starting to change.
Growing up in my community it was not acceptable to agree with such politics, so if you agreed you just quietly agreed and kept that to yourself. But in reality, people like me kept Martin Luther King's dream in our hearts more silently because white's easily disagreed what a black person could even have an opinion of value or think anything that could benefit the world, now finally the day has come where we can openly acknowledge the brilliance of one another now matter what size of their body, the color of their skin, or the thoughts and inspirations they can bring to our world. Frankly, it's time a long time ago!
Discrimination in the 60s was more than just about the color of your skin, as a white young girl, I remember family members using the N-word and being totally appalled with the attitudes of people who called themselves Christians.
I knew that I would be discriminated against by my own family for speaking up or for thinking against the people that raised me and respecting the ideas of anyone that was not in my own particular way of thinking or racial group.
Discrimination is a loud screaming thing, it comes in all colors, all shapes, and all sizes. It keeps everyone in line with their natural born pre-conditioned state of mind and living, until we step away from where we are raised we often cannot see things differently and think for ourselves then leaving us living a life prescribed by someone else.
I remember being shut down more than once as a child for speaking my own opinion and dream. At first, it stifled me and put me back into my place where others thought I should be, later it confirmed for me that I did not belong there at all, that I was not born to that purpose of that life. For me thinking for myself met being unacceptable and welcome in my own family, and it is okay, see because I know who I am and who I am not. Everything has a price and that price was nothing to what others ended up giving their lives for.
So the next time you don’t want something, don’t even mention it, only talk about what you really want so your dream can come true.
Martin Luther King Jr. talked about what he wanted and changed the world for the better, forever.
Echo Laymon Pelster-Motivational Keynote Speaker 🐝Lifestyle, Mindset & Empowerment Coach For Lasting Weight Loss 🐝Best Selling Author 🐝Practice Management Specialist For Weight Loss Professionals🐝Certified Health & Nutrition Coach🐝The Twisted Love Of Food Addiction Author