Humans are the ONLY thing that's wrong with this world. My species shame is strong as I learn not only about Paris, but other unspeakable tragedies that have occurred around the world today. So much collective insanity!
Instead of just praying/caring for particular parts of the world though, how about we pray/care that ALL of humanity rises up and awakens to its true nature today and EVERY day. How about we ALL look within and see how we are, or are not, contributing to peace within ourselves, our families, our friendships and beyond. How about we face and heal our own destructive nature before pointing fingers at those who are acting it out.
What goes on "out there" is a macrocosm of what's already happening "in here" - inside ourselves. If everyone was at peace inwardly, violence would never occur because no one who is in touch with who they really are could ever harm another.
The world is overflowing with broken spirits filled with so much pain that it bleeds out and causes mass destruction. It's not us versus them. We ARE them. Humanity is ONE and here we are destroying one another (and everything else in our path) like we always have and always will.
Fully conscious and aligned beings would never do such unspeakable and despicable things.
We need to evolve. We need to wake the hell up. We need to be kinder to ourselves, to one another and to our children.
This destruction didn't come out of nowhere. It was learned and taught and conditioned and accepted somehow, somewhere, by someone and then by many others, and we as a whole are responsible for that.
We share this world and all that it contains.
What are you doing to make it better?
With love and gratitude for the lives that remain,
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POST SCRIPT #1
(November 14, 2015)
In witnessing the world's incredible response to the Paris attacks, I have this to say. We are all in solidarity when it comes to a place that's familiar and closely resembles our own home. Then it's worthy of press, shares and our full attention. Imagine we responded to every crisis around the world in the same manner?
But we don't flinch with most of the shit going on in the world. It's commonplace to have wars and genocide and things falling apart "over there", in another part of the world where their skin colour and language is different than ours so it's not really our problem then is it.
We fail as a whole when we become immune to violence and insanity. When we pick and choose which group deserves our prayers/care and shock and help and compassion, while turning a blind eye to the rest because they're not like us. That's what we do. And it's pathetic.
I don't have hope for humanity. I never have. But I have hope for individuals with big hearts and compassion and ethics and honour and the wisdom to know that the light they bring to any situation is needed, required and makes a difference.
Be a light. There's already so much darkness.
POST SCRIPT #2
So well said, Steve. Here's hoping that the Paris attacks and the visibility it's bringing will be the wake up call we need to make the changes that have always been required. Ethics and government rarely go hand in hand, but maybe someday they will merge.
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(Thank you for this, Lily!)
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Read Where Is Your Heart?
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(A great reminder from Mark Zuckerberg)