This Message Brought to You by MLK Jr.

Happy Martin Luther King Day from Elemental Herbs. Let’s celebrate the birth of one of this country’s greatest thinkers and activists by ruminating on a quotation from one of his famous speeches. It applies to all of life’s struggles, not just civil rights:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction…The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr., from his Strength To Love speech, 1963

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