Kids Yoga Family Event MLK Day Stars

How MLK + IYK See The Stars

“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

This quote was in Dr. King's final speech the night before his assassination: I’ve Been to the Mountaintop speech - April 3, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist, one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. An African American church leader and the son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr., King advanced civil rights for people of color in the United States through nonviolence and civil disobedience.

It’s true that seeing the stars only happens when it’s dark. It’s the contrast that allows them to shine so bright. But I wouldn’t stop there. Much like thunder only happens when it’s raining, there are no rainbows without rain.

There are sad truths in our past, present and likely our future. We are each tasked with the call to achieve and lead like the stars we are. We can be our best and make the world a better place. We do this by being connected, connected within ourselves and with others. We do this by choosing love and using our voices to demand equality and achieve the American Dream for everyone. We must rise as Dr. King called us to.

Start by uniting your body, mind and heart at our upcoming IYK® HighVibe Event to honor MLK Day.

Press PLAY to listen to this post.

Learn all sorts of useful tips about Yoga for Kids!