Migrant crisis, coorporate greed, organised violence, extinction of species, global warming, disease and poverty and Kim Kardashians struggle with obesity. Things just seem to get worse all the time. Are they?
I am reading a book that described the world in the 13th century. The Christians were fighting the Muslims, the Mongol hordes were coming from the east, spreading fear. Thousands were fleeing (migrating), disease and famin were widely spread. The Mamluks eventually beat the Mongols, and so on. Todays winner will be tomorrows loser and yesterdays loser will be todays winner.
I believe it is our survival instinct and Gods forgiving nature that keeps us at the top of the foodchain. Our capacity to adept to new situations. And situations change constantly in this amazing universe. Im not saying we should let every change happen without fight, Im saying we should not fear the change, as change is inevitable and as much part of life as breathing. In my day to day life I go through fases, I go through wars with my mind and body, I battle with my soul. I go through fear, loss, worry, but also through love, joy, confidence; full blown happiness. No different than the rest of us, no different then our world.
Today I choose to live by spiritual principles of love, tolerance, honesty, purity. There is nothing new under the sun. People have feared eachother since the beginning. We can only aim to break that cycle. Get to know eachother. What drives the Isreali soldier to beat an unarmed man? What drives the French born Algerian young man to join IS? What drives the fleeing migrant to rape? Why do banks and coorporations have so much power? Get to know your world, fearlessly.
Just for today: dont hit anyone, dont join an army, dont rape and dont pollute your planet. You have already made a difference.