What Are You Choosing In Your Life?
Oh, what a glorious day it would be to see the world stand still in peace and harmony: to see love and compassion instead of all the anger, hate and angst. One of the most important things I read of late was that we are not born with hate inside us. We are taught hate somewhere along the line. We are not born filled with anger and rage or greed or any of those negative emotions. And if we learn them through life, then it makes sense that we can unlearn them. It is all choice.
We can not change others. We can only change ourselves and so if we want to change the world, then we must be the change we want to see. We have to change ourselves away from those very things that make the world so crazy and then hope it becomes a ripple effect and those around us begin to see that change is possible. Then, perhaps they will change too.
With over seven BILLION people in the world and growing, the world is not centered on you or me: it does not revolve around us and yet many think it does and think that their opinion matters more than anyone else. Many think their problems are the only thing that matters in the world. If you do not believe it, just look at news articles or groups where one person comments and then all the rest jump on the person trying to force that person to believe like they do. Look at all the groups where it is a competition to see who is the worst. Somehow we have become lost and beat our chests and think that we have all the answers when in reality, the only answer is to start changing ourselves and become the change we want to see in the world.
image from www.bemagazine.org
And so my prayer is for peace on earth “and let it begin with you” and with me. This year you can make a conscious effort to look at all the drama, anger and angst around you and ask yourself is it really worth it? Is it really worth hurting others, getting sucked into hate and anger drama and saying things we later regret? Are we helping the problem or contributing to the problem? Try being an observer for a while and make no contribution to the problems: just watch and see what is happening and soon it will become very clear that it is a fire that keeps getting re-lit by those that have chosen to feel the anger and angst: by those that just can not “let it go”.. Choose to be the one that says fussing and fighting is just not that important: being right every time is just not that important and stop being a part of it.
This year you can choose to see the good in your world instead of all the bad. Most people are about as happy as they decide or choose to be. No thing, person, place or amount of money is going to make you happy. Those things might bring joy but when they are gone…the joy goes with it. Happiness is within us and it is a daily choice to wake up and be happy no matter what is going on.
video by SandroTorricelli
The world needs heroes and we all have the potential in us to be one: we have the potential to be the person who refuses to fall into the fighting and fussing and hate mongering that goes on all over the world and the internet. We just have to choose to stand up even if we stand alone and to choose to be happy no matter our circumstances. So, how is your world? Is it a beautiful world in spite of all going on around you? Mine is.
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