Yesterday was a hectic day JD. For you, getting the truth out there, and for the readers and posters of these articles, equally exhausting but no doubt in a different way.
After reading all this information, I became both angry and deeply sad at what seems to be the human condition. Are we really so lacking in any sense of what right and wrong is , where is our moral compass and is this what we really are becoming?
We all ask,” but what can I do”? ” I am just one small person in a huge world, nothing I can do will make a difference ”
As ever, the answer is simple, it’s always about the one, about you, and if there are many “ones” we, can all be instrumental in changing the world one step at a time. alone, but together.
We can move from victim to creator by practicing loving-kindness. Even when feeling anger we can immerse ourselves in the oasis of kindness.
In a single act of kindness we can create something wonderful, and like ripples on a pond a small seemingly insignificant gesture can bring joy and love to many.
Our reward? Who knows? But that feeling of joy and love is in itself the reward and the sense of inner peace is indescribably beautiful.
Jewish wisdom reminds us :
“It is not for you to complete the work, but it is up to you to begin it”.
This is who we are :
This video shows how those ripples on the pond work
Slowly, gently this man is planting the seeds of loving-kindness.
In the end, the garden made from kindness he has so lovingly watered blooms beautifully.
This is how we really are and what we were created to do.
Einstein said :
A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
This last video is from a series of videos narrated by Thich Nhat Hanh. It can be used during meditation or a quiet time.
It speaks of our suffering and how we can, even in our most dreadful of times find inner peace.
The child at the end of the video is even in the midst of chaos navigating away towards inner peace and tranquillity. Slowly, one step at a time. Which is how we can find our way back to our true selves.
Slowly, one step at a time with loving-kindness.