We’re sometimes asked where The Only Love Project came from. The answer is right under everyone’s nose: Facebook.
The Project was born a little over a year ago because of two things:
1. Contemplating a simple phrase from the Dhammapada: “Only love dispels hate,” wondering what it means, how it works, etc., and
2. Watching the anger, divisiveness, bitterness, and sadness on Facebook — about every subject, 24/7.
It doesn’t matter what issue it is, someone inevitably appears with a different point of view. And that’s okay. Differences make life interesting. Imagine everyone eating the same food, reading the same books, watching the same movies, mowing their lawns on the same day, in the same way. That’s not society; that’s the plot of The Stepford Wives.
Sadly, thanks in large part to the Internet, everyone has become firmly entrenched in points of view. So much so that their identity has become their direction.
Their identity has become their direction.
In other words, they and their cause have merged, sort of like Brundlefly in the horror movie The Fly. When scientist Seth Brundle accidentally merged his DNA with a common housefly, the two became one — with disastrous results.
Same thing is happening today — only Continue reading