I have been thinking lately(dangerous) and I am really appalled by what I see so often going on in the world. Not individual, nit picky things big or small, but rather the bigger picture as a whole. I don’t know if anybody else feels what I am feeling, but we have very serious, deep and complex issues humanity needs to be tending to. What does it say about our society when we spend millions and probably billions of dollars on Super Pacs and dirty , back room politics but not on tending to one another and making sure we are all healthy, fed and have a roof over our heads and most importantly we are not suffering? Why is there always a shortage of $ where these dollars are needed most? Because we have our priorities wrong! Just like the fact we pay athletes millions of dollars to play games and our teachers and police next to nothing to educate and protect us. Backwards.
I don’t want to come across as dramatic, but think how much good that money could do helping people find ways to rise up and reclaim their lives or put a meal in their belly for another day. If nothing else comes out of this election period, we certainly are learning the reality of what being lied to has done to us all these years. Our trust has been decimated, truth has been obliterated. We are faced with deceit from the deepest levels. For many, they cannot yet entertain the truth of this reality around them, to fully grasp the consequences of what we have been captured in for so long. Reality is too raw and rough edged for many to get their minds around. It is far easier to deny and avoid, but that does catch up eventually.
To have our rug of ‘knowing’ whipped out from under us and all we believed in gets blasted apart like shards of glass, makes us realize all we truly have to hold onto is ourselves. It is our own consciousness that is creating the life in which we reside right now. If we are allowing ourselves to continue to engage in day-to-day living with blinders on and ear plugs in and not standing up for truth and honesty and what is morally right, then there will not be much world left for us to save will there? Many are so far astray from their cores I wonder at times if we will ever make it back. Minds have been hijacked and altered by programming for so long we do not even realize it has occurred.
All one has to do is spend an evening channel surfing their television set and if you watch closely, you will see subtle yet powerful and continual degradation of our values in every way imaginable from movies to advertising and everything in between. Our values are the glue that keeps this world circling together. Respect for one another and honesty must prevail. Our brains have been so overdosed with death and murder, and war and hatred and triviality, we see it in our reflections every where we go, for we are allowing it by not standing up for what we are against and offering something better. We think about it but what are we doing to change things?
It is time to restore morality before it vanishes. We’ve seen in the news where people coming together and standing up for their beliefs are gaining ground and forcing change. We must engage ourselves more openly in activities that encourage others to stand up for themselves and speak out against what is wrong and be willing to work towards what is right. The ‘silence is golden’ saying does not apply to these moments in time. Silence must not continue, we must find the courage to speak out and express ourselves, push harder for change, for equality, to protect one another and to fight for our right to inhale freedom at long last and to explore what really matters because of it.
Blessings to all,