One of my favorite quotes is the one by Albert Camus, on invincible love. During this challenging time in our country where treason, attacks on the environment, religious persecution, racism, and lies have become the norm, I reach for things to inspire me. When grief for humanity at the hands of tyrants and despots threatens to overwhelm me, I reach for the wisdom of spiritual teachers, and writers that remind me of the ultimate truth: that good always triumphs over evil, and that living from love can make a difference.
I loved the movie ” Secondhand Lions”, with Robert Duvall and Michael Caine. There is a speech in the movie that makes me cry every time I hear it, because it’s so beautiful. ( You can see a snippet on YouTube, look for Robert Duvall’s speech in that movie). In it, he reminds us that we can choose to believe whatever we want. And, that some things are worth believing in. I choose to believe that, as Albert Camus wrote, ” That no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger- something better, pushing right back”. I believe that to be true of many people. So, we will continue to push back against fear, greed, and hatred with the ultimate antidotes, truth and love. Let there be within us an invincible calm, an invincible smile, an invincible summer, and an invincible love. Always. No matter what. Blessings, Judith
*** Quote by Albert Camus ***