I wish news pundits and others would stop quoting statistics in which they are either ignorant about the real numbers or they don’t understand the significance of the numbers they are quoting. For example, many in the media are saying that 99% of all police are good and only 1% of the police are “bad” cops. There are over 1.1 million police officers in the U.S. That would equate to over 10,000 “bad” police, those who could potentially harm the people that pay and depend on them for their protection, which is a number greater than the current US military force in Iraq.

If we had a 1% acceptance rate of commercial airlines not crashing, we would have over 1,000 airline crashes per day. That would hardly be acceptable and, even though we would be thankful for the convenience of air travel, no one would trust any plane they boarded.

Modern technology is changing everything. Camera phones and social media are now holding law enforcement accountable as they can no longer hide behind a badge. Those who make false claims against police are also being exposed.. The truth is finally being told on both sides and hopefully everyone will learn to protect and love one another so both law enforcement and citizens’ are kept safe and we no longer have the problems of the 1 percent.

The world is in desperate need of learning the power and peace that come with forgiveness. It extinguishes the flames of hatred. It suffocates fear. It’s easy to point fingers toward those who need to practice this essential quality; however, the healing begins with ourselves.

Those who are unwilling to forgive only hurt themselves by staying in the illusion of separation. They are blind to the reality that separation is only possible in illusion. What God has joined together, which are all the hearts and minds of every living thing, because they come from Him, no man can separate. It’s a very simple principle, but one this world needs to learn, be it spouse, family, community, or world. Once learned, all power returns to the individual who learned forgiveness and everyone is healed.

How can you do this?

First, you must forgive yourself for actions you are not proud of from your past. Allow yourself to be free of them. They don’t define you at this moment.

Second, you must forgive others whom you feel have wronged you regardless of how trivial or monumental you perceive the offense to be. This must be done in regards to past and current relationships, friends, co-workers, world leaders, and especially those whom you perceive as your enemy. Carrying this burden around is as debilitating as not forgiving yourself.

Put these concepts into action in your life and you will start to see your world heal from one of sadness and anger to peace, joy, and true power.

Love All – Fear Nothing