It’s been a while since I sat down to write. Life has been hectic to say the least and a lot has gone on that has left me well and truly speechless, hence my absence.
Now that I’ve had time to digest some of it, I feel the need to comment on how fired up society has been lately. I don’t think I need to mention what about.
Whatever happened to the old social rule that you ‘don’t speak of politics, religion or money’? It seems to have all but gone out the window of late, particularly when it comes to keyboard warriors on social media and the like. It has become a free for all and the results are scary. More segregation, separation and hate energy is spewing forth in to the world with vitriolic words than ever before and reactive, fearful respondents are taking part in a war of words that seem to go no where but downhill fast.
What happened to respect? If nothing else, don’t we all understand that we are all different? Isn’t that what makes the world go around? If we were all the same, we’d be robots instead of human beings having a human and completely individual experience.
As the amazing Anaïs Nin once said “We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are”. There is no truer saying as far as I’m concerned.
And haven’t we all figured out that there is greater power in love and understanding than there is in fear? I’d like to think that’s still believed by the majority of humans on earth.
The pendulum will always swing, it’s the law of gravity. There will always be good and evil; truth and lies; day and night. We need each of these to know, understand and appreciate the other. One can simply not exist without it’s opposite. How can we ever know what is right for us unless we know equally what is wrong?
All clichés aside, I think we need to bring the focus back to ourselves in times of perceived darkness. We need to love harder and respect others more wholeheartedly. We need to understand that everyone has just as much right to believe in and stand for what they choose to, as we ourselves do. It is not our place to try and sway anyone to our view uninvited. That is merely going against the grain of love, compassion and respect, which in my opinion are the three cornerstones of peaceful living.
Aren’t peace and respect what we all want?
It is simply impossible for anyone to know absolutely everything about the world, therefore there is no human that can be absolutely correct about all things. It simply can’t be. There will always be a story told by somebody, somewhere that will make you question what you thought you knew.
Each of us believes what we believe because of the life we have led. It’s as simple as that.
Call me idealistic and perhaps a little naive, I don’t mind. I know my nature is to always look on the brighter side of life and I don’t believe that’s a bad thing, it is simply who I am. I will always make my decisions based on my inherent nature and I’d like to think there are just as many people, if not more, out there like me than otherwise. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate and respect those that err on the other side either. I understand that without them, I wouldn’t know which side I belonged to.
So, I am hoping the current reactive state I’m witnessing is simply a pendulum swing and that things will start calming down sooner rather than later. I am hoping respect for our differences will prevail instead of an incessant need to convince others we are right. Who’s to say who is right and who is wrong in their opinions anyway? We can only ever say what is right for us.
Many things in life are simply out of our control but how we choose to respond to those things is not. All we can do is focus on who WE are as humans. If more of us did that instead of pointing the finger, this world would undoubtedly be a better place. That’s the kind of world I want to live in.
Love and Light Always,