Recent events in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas have brought blood shed, once again, to our front doors. Our country is divided by skin color, religions, political affiliations, bank accounts, education, ethnicity, opportunities, and neighborhoods. So is our world. This violence is very painful — and scary, too. It reflects too much fear. And fear, like shame, is a learned response. What examples are we giving our younger generations?
Fear has made us crazy and irrational and short-sighted. We hang on to enmity. We shake with rage and spit rancor. We busily point fingers and fire guns to prove our righteousness. Why must it always be a polemic? Do we have to feel angry to feel alive or to feel safe?
Can we, one by one, consciously choose a more mindful and well-considered mode of operation? Can we regain our sanity and stop raging? Can we begin to incrementally make peace with ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors? Can we see one another with neutral eyes and hang up expectations, assumptions and biases? Equally, can we speak out about injustice and violence and not stand silent amidst cruelty and terror?
Each of us is a vibratory being. Our thoughts and actions influence the collective energetic gestalt of the planet. Let us use our powers for good:
Endeavor to meet one another with an open heart. Walk in one another’s shoes. Perception is everything. How we take in a situation or an interaction, impacts how we respond and how we behave.
Stand for equality.
Decry cruelty and injustice.
Teach our children the lessons of social justice and generosity of spirit.
Send love, prayers and blessings to those hunkered down in heart-breaking and terrifying circumstances.
Ideally, we want to be the best that we can be. Of course, that varies from day-to-day, but we all feel better when we act from our Best Selves. We feel happier — and the research proves it — when we do for one another and when we have positive social interactions. We are social beings. It matters how we interact with one another. We all share the same global sandbox. Let’s make it a happier and more peaceful place for us all by upping our individual responses and actions from a more heart-centered place.