“Songs Are The Soul Of A Movement” -Dr. MLK, Jr.

“What song am I singing and what is it contributing to the future?”


“What song am I singing and what is it contributing to the future?”

Photograph by Leonard Freed / Magnum

The theme of MLK Saratoga’s Dr. King Celebration united the community this past weekend, bringing together multiple generations from all ethnic backgrounds to remember and be moved by and toward Peace. With generosity of Spirit and hope, the rhythms gathered us into our collective heart beat to remember joys and face our sorrows, to understand, love, and envision heaven on earth, to embolden our taking one single step aligned with that vision of justice into the future. We imagine that step as a note in our song. To withstand our sorrow in and through the perspective of the One collective heart beat, if even for a moment, births visions such as the one Dr. MLK, Jr. continuously held up for a nation, timeless visions that breathe life back into our collective soul. With deepest gratitude and humility, I say Shanti, Shalom, Shalem, Peace. Peace, peace, peace.

1: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
2: Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.
3: Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.
4: Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.
5: Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
6: Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

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Author: DrRachel

Rachel Magnell, Ph.D. is studied in Counseling Psychology, Neuroscience, Jungian Depth Psychology, Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.

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