There certainly has been a great deal happening lately, each occurrence seems to drag us further into the weeds, nearly drowning us in muck and mire. I believe the majority of people have probably tuned a lot of this drama out as most people are beyond sick of everything and are begging to return to some kind of peace. Unfortunately that cannot happen until we as a society are so saturated with discomfort it finally forces us to open our eyes, see our mistakes and hopefully begin to make changes. The burning down of the Notre Dame Cathedral was certainly a sad event given its historical background and symbolic meaning for many, but it was a very sad event for another reason. Societies actions/reactions speak volumes about who we are as a whole, where we are in the grand scheme of things and how well we are handling ourselves. I find it quite telling, unfortunately, that the world was able to raise billions of dollars for the Cathedrals restoration and yet we are unable to raise money to feed the hungry, house the homeless, or find better ways to care for our elderly and mentally challenged. Is this really who we wish to be?
This is a very good time to stop and take note of our position in life. To me personally I find this a disgraceful state of affairs. It shames me to have to keep witnessing how small-minded the masses are, how caught up in our trivial quest for wealth and power we have become, rather than undertaking the much-needed quest to become better people, more caring and compassionate, more aware that we are all one, NOT separate entities. What happens to one happens to all and yet we still have not gotten the message it seems. Tragic. How did we get here? How did we make restoring an ancient building more important in our lives than helping one another to survive and flourish? Yes, even a fire and a burned out building have a strong message to send to society. WAKE UP and realize what truly matters in life while you still can. If we are to evolve to our next station in life, we need to be able to grasp the messages and then act accordingly to move ourselves forward. In order to do that, we must have our eyes, ears and minds open and ready to receive those messages.
Blessings and love to all ❤