We can change the world. It all starts right here with us. The power to do so is evenly distributed throughout each and every one of us. If only we can awaken to just how powerful that makes us we can, one by one, begin to amass into an unstoppable force.
The world is a troubled place. Plagued with political unrest and personal convictions that break our world community into a thousand shards. Emotionally we respond with fear and anger at the inhumane and horrific headlines that upset us. We are all upset. Do you ever wonder why we are all unanimously reacting in such similar ways? We may have different theories we believe to be the cause or the solution to these headlines, but our visceral responses to them are markedly similar. This is because on a deep and instinctive level these headlines are incompatible with our true emotional nature.
Like oil and water our hearts cannot reconcile how these atrocities have occurred. Our minds reel as they attempt to fabricate some elaborate string of reasoning to understand how such inhumane acts could take place. We yearn to understand. We can watch endless streams of opinionated commentary on mainstream media that explain it away. Always it is explained away and chalked up to a barbaric and dangerous world.
This world is quite literally the collective thoughts and deeds of it’s inhabitants. We are the world. The disconnect between what we feel and do is precisely the problem. Our minds have the ability to either align with our emotional nature or attempt to rationalize why we have not. When we are in alignment we feel empowered, driven, focused and purposeful. We are loving and compassionate, protective and empathetic. When we are not, our intellect must construct complex reasoning and justifications to support what our hearts will not. These convictions comfort and console us, so that we can continue living the lie. When I lived this way my life was plagued with anxiety and fear, depression and anxiety, and the affliction of addiction that eventually brought me to deaths door. Thankfully I was spared.
Today can be the end of the world as you know it. It can be the day that you embark on a new journey of exploration into the life in which you live. By looking at yourself in the mirror, really looking and being honest, you can come to understand more about the present circumstances you find yourself in. What are your values? What takes priority in your minds eye? These are invaluable pieces of information when attempting to unravel the mystery of how you have come to be in this place and time in your life. Every choice we make is a chance to understand the primary motivations that exist deep within us. It took me a long time to realize I should step back and take a long hard look at myself. Once I did- everything changed.
Are your patterns of thoughts and behaviors in alignment with your feelings? Or are your patterns of thoughts and behaviors keeping you trapped; living in contradiction to your true selves?
I spent decades reacting to troubling news. My mind would turn and turn and turn intellectually searching for answers. Often the underlying emotion was one of pain, I was hurting. This emotional response was because I instinctively cared for and felt protective of every human being on earth. The world seemed to largely contradict who I was. I felt alone, alienated, depressed and in constant pain. As I grew I came to truly understand the truth of my own feeling nature, and in getting to know many wonderful people I found I was not alone. As the years passed by it became more and more apparent that we are all hurting in much the same way. Our minds differ in their attempts to rationalize this inner unrest and divisions are borne.
The most useful thing that we can do to change the world is to change ourselves. The lies and deception that is necessary to support this troubled world exist solely within minds that are not aligned with hearts. If we choose to listen closely to our feelings first, and be intellectually honest about it, we can begin to transform the world to reflect our loving hearts- not our troubled minds.
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