How do you fight ignorance?
Syrian refugees, lions hunted, baby dolphins dying while people take selphies with it, plastic in the oceans, corporate profits through the roof, rain forest being bulldozed down, and nobody thinks it’s their fault. But every day we buy things and make decisions that in small increments always affect the whole. We are one organism and whether we like it or not, we are all responsible.
So what do we do?
Walking around with a heart full of hurt doesn’t seem to solve any of the worlds problems and most of us don’t have the time, energy, or resources to devote to tackling these kinds of issues. Even if we do, where do we even begin? It’s like standing there with a band aid looking over shot gun hole. The world’s problems can be overwhelming for those of us who truly feel them. Empathy – Is it a blessing or a curse?
There are many answers but they all must start with a planetary change in consciousness.
Can attributes like empathy be taught? Are some of our brains more hardwired than others to feel the plight of the rest of the world? What do we do about those with no empathy and little compassion? Is it their fault? Are they biologically wired differently than the rest of us?
How do we go about waking up the world without getting so mired up in the peril of the planet that we feel as though we’re sinking while trying?
What do we do? Violence and anger just begets more violence and anger and perpetuates the problem.
Some say love is the answer and other people laugh at their silliness, make fun of their hippie ideals but the truth is, all one has to do is take a look around to realize that in our world, the notion of “God” has been replaced by money. It’s not that money itself is inherently bad or good but our addiction to it is never ending. There never seems to be enough. We always want more. More stuff, more stuff, and then we’ll be perfect but we never are. We are all works in progress, becoming conscious of ourselves individually and collectively as one planetary organism.
It is time that we wake up.
What do we do?
What do you do?
And how can we stay sane & maybe even happy amidst all the turmoil?
This is a judgement free zone of compassion not criticism.
Comments and dialogue are encouraged. Please play nice.