"The enemy is fear. We think it is hate - but it is really fear" - Ghandi
A thought: If we want to make the world a better place, how about turning off our TV's and turning off the news. Constant Negative News as I heard a mentor put it (CNN & Co) affect our consciousness. We might think we are just informing ourselves but we are really not. We are still absolutely uninformed and ignorant except on the things that the media wants to inform us on. So what's their agenda? Sell us information that sells (with some exceptions I am sure). And what sells? Fear sells. Selling us on fear and uncertainty and other low frequency garbage is the business model of the mayor news outlets.
How can you be optimistic if you are consuming fear all day everyday and everywhere you look?
How can you be filled with love and be love when you intake fear disguised as information? How does it affect how you think? How do you behave? How do you get up in the morning and look towards the future?
How can you create and manifest a kinder world if all we are thinking are fearful thoughts. Worry thoughts. Constant chatter in the mind.
An old story by an unknown author comes to mind:
"An old Cherokee told his grandson 'My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy & truth.'
The boy thought about it, and asked, 'Grandfather, which wolf wins?'
The old man quietly replied,
'The one you feed'"
You listen to the media, you are feeding the wrong wolf.
You can only really create a world you want to live in from presence, an energy of inner peace, compassion, love, joy and optimism. Let's work from the inside out and first take care of the kind of energy we put out there ourselves - let's first examine our own thoughts and energy - let's switch off the news, throw out the TV and take out the garbage (yes, figuratively speaking).
I never thought I'd quote star wars but it is accurate, so forgive me "Fear is the path to the dark side." - Yoda
Choose love. Think and feel compassion. Not fear.
Much love. Be safe. Stay present.
"Be the change you want to see
in the world." -
P.S.: There are positive news out there. What's going on in the world? Everything is going on in the world. Read this for some joy and inspiration and less worry