Be the change that you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
Olive branch: Google image
Things are out of whack. Our world is suffering. What can we do? The problems are so immense…so, the best we can hope to do is find someone to blame?
Take your pick:
- the politicians
- the financial institutions, Big Banks
- the NRA
- the liberals
- the conservatives
- immigration, legal or otherwise
- secular humanism
- the media, especially newish social media
My mind goes there sometimes. There is so much reinforcement for the blame mentality and it brings some groups together. Unfortunately is also splits the whole into factions. It doesn’t make our world a better place. It doesn’t solve anything.
Then I am left thinking, what can I do? What can any one person do? That can lead to a feeling of helplessness, hopelessness. It seems when that sets in, all one can do is watch in horror as things get worse.
Prayers? Don’t say that is not enough. Pray! Absolutely! In whatever form that takes, pray for what is right and just. Pray for the strength to love yourself enough to know respect for all beings and the earth we live on. Then put those prayers into action. We are, each of us, just a tiny part of the whole. What happens to one, happens to us all at some very basic level.
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead