LIFE AFTER HATE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consultancy and speakers bureau dedicated to helping communities and organizations gain the knowledge necessary to implement long-term solutions that counter all types of violent extremism.
Kindness Not Weakness is our speaking engagement and character development movement that empowers people to treat each other with kindness and respect while finding the strength and determination to achieve their goals.
In light of the recent events in Leith, North Dakota, we at Life After Hate (LAH) applaud your community and those surrounding for your willingness to stand up and raise your voices in the face of adversity. We admire your courage, and that of your neighbors, to send a clear message to those who would undermine the values you hold dear — respect for your neighbors, peace, and unwavering commitment to keep your communities safe and free of hate.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what he did was okay. It doesn’t mean that I have to love him again, or even like him. It only means that I am able to let the hatred go, that he no longer has any kind of power over me, and that I can continue to move forward in my life.
We do not focus on our prior state as a permanent focus, but rather focus on the state in which we are heading for. Former implies being at two places at one time, in the state you were and in the state you are now. And assuming one understands that point, then the real trick is recognizing that we are shaping who we are becoming as a result.