Illuminating the Darkness: A Call to Shine Collectively

In the spirit of Hanukkah and Christmas, offering a little bit of light seems timely. Each act of kindness, understanding, and compassion becomes a building block in the construction of a brighter future. Whether it’s a small gesture or a selfless deed, all acts contribute to a growing reservoir of positivity that has the potential to counteract the negativity that is spreading in our world.

In the current landscape, many individuals find themselves grappling with a sense of helplessness and feeling overwhelmed in the face of pervasive ignorance and hatred. Some days, I admittedly share those feelings. But I remember I have a mission in this world, and  I have no time to complain.

Evil and the willful refusal of so many to see it for what it is can be very daunting and leave us questioning our ability to make a meaningful impact. However, amidst the shadows, there exists a powerful truth—we may not be able to eradicate these challenges alone, but each of us can contribute a glimmer of light, and together, we can radiate a collective brightness that will help others see clearly.

Acknowledging that we cannot single-handedly fix the outrageous rise of evil and willful ignorance is not an admission of defeat but an invitation to humility and collaboration. It is an acceptance that our individual efforts, though seemingly small, can collectively form a beacon of hope and resilience.

The power of collective action is exemplified in the notion that together, we can shine and illuminate the path forward. By joining forces, individuals can amplify their impact and create a force for positive change that transcends the limitations of isolated efforts. In unity, we become a formidable source of inspiration and guidance for those searching for a way out of the darkness.

I recognize that standing up against the extremism we face today can be scary, especially for those who fear negative consequences of doing so. But remember that any change in society often starts with a fight. Without a fight to change the common beliefs in society, women wouldn’t be allowed to vote, and Black people would still be enslaved! I urge you to shine your truth, not hide it out of fear. Your courage will empower others to do the same. 

In essence, offering a little bit of light is not merely a symbolic gesture; it is a practical and transformative approach to navigating the complexities of our world. It is a commitment to leading by example, demonstrating through our actions the values of empathy, compassion, and unity that can serve as a guiding light for others.

As we confront the prevailing negativity and hatred, let us remember that we have the power to illuminate minds with facts and hearts with love. In the collective glow of our shared humanity, we can dispel the shadows, no matter how vast they may seem.


If there’s no path to follow, leave a trail behind you.


Tsahi Shemesh
Founder & CEO 

Krav Maga Experts


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