Today the country recognizes the powerful, yet simple message of MLK. Now might be a good time to pause a few moments to reflect on the passion Mr. King had for seeing unity over diversity; the collective good of all human beings. Like so many amazing men and women that came before us, he had a vision by which he lived his life. Rather than seeing our differences, he saw our commonality. The basic truth that every human being needs to be truly seen and loved unconditionally. There is a great difference between recognizing someone and truly "seeing" them, loving someone and accepting their quirks. It seems to me, that even today Mr. King symbolizes the best in all of us. From my point of view, the main gift he carried was the determination to not waver from his dream . . . his vision for our world.
That is the simple message I take from a man who carried far more teachings and opportunities for us to re-examine our lives. He truly is a person who lived from his heart and used his head to help him maneuver his way through the societal conditioning and programming of the human experience without violence. While his life came to an end through violence, he offered a picture of what can be accomplished with passion, commitment and an unwavering faith in the good of human kind. His life offered an example of what we need to see more of in this world.
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!