“In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.”
― Dalai Lama
― Dalai Lama
This design below is the first in a new series called Transcending. The purpose of this series in development is to playfully inspire and empower the viewer.
This idea for this sticker came during an evening walk around town. It is a direct reaction to the ironic "Fight Hate" sticker that was attached to my favorite park bench. While the sentiment behind the "Fight Hate" sticker seems well-intentioned, there is no way to "fight" hate without creating more hate, as like breeds like.
So, what can we do about hate, an emotion which provides no real or long lasting good? I think, we can simply choose to abandon it. Fighting hate only strengthens it's resolve. Better yet to let it go, to abandon it, to run away and show others the way, or to take the hand of someone who has already escaped it clutches.
However, in order to abandon anything, we must understand that what we are leaving behind is what is holding us back. It is something which no longer serves us or our continued growth as human beings. And, we need be diligent in recognizing and releasing the thought patterns, stories or justifications which hold our hatred in place.
SweetFrau hopes to create banners, stickers and signage to install in derelict (or other) spaces. To raise fund for this project, SweetFrau is selling 3 x 6 inch stickers of this design. To order one or more, please use the contact form.