How do we get there?
It seems important at this time to infuse as much positivity into the world as possible. Specifically because of the time we are in during this pandemic and especially because of the state of conflict humanity seems to be immersed in over clarity of what matters.
It is difficult to grasp that with all we have been given in this human experience and in an environment that provides us with such beauty and natural resource that this is where we have come to. How is it that feelings like empathy, compassion and kindness are being overlooked to the point of turning completely the other way? We should be trying to make all lives better, lifting each other up to come along on the journey with us.
I am by no means pointing any fingers but I feel that this is kind of how things have gotten to the state they are at. All lives matter! Division of any kind serves no purpose except to exert power and control. Change cannot occur until our hearts and minds are advocating compassion for others as well as gratitude for life.
So where do we go from here and how do we get there?
I believe it starts with reflection, checking in with ourselves to see how we each are doing, what we are doing and if there is something we need to change internally, externally or both.
- Are you living your best life?
- Are you being your best self?
- Are you speaking with kindness?
- Are you listening with heart?
It is not race or gender specific but we are all termed under the label of “mankind” although it should be “humankind” and as all of humankind are you being a kind human? I think life gets so clouded with trying to run and excel in the human race, sometimes stepping on others while climbing that ladder, that we forget it’s not really a race at all but rather a journey.
- One that requests but does not demand presence, intention and grace.
- One that allows but does not enforce empathy to blossom and evolve.
- One that inspires but does not restrict imagination of optimistic vision.
We all have free will to choose and even not choosing is a choice.
If you haven’t arrived at where and who you wanted to be yet I believe the more pressing question is where are you holding back? There are boundless opportunities and sometimes you can block yourself from seeing them with your state of mind. It seems like such a simple adjustment to make but probably the most common difficulty one can face and not for lack of opportunity but lack of belief in self. It’s astonishing how we carefully construct these prisons around ourselves, how high they become and how difficult they are to take down.
Where is your passion, your purpose, your path?
I have ventured down many but when I come to realize I have made a wrong turn I circle back to find an alternate route. I don’t view these wrong turns as mistakes or failures I instead see them as lessons, experiences that have been put on my path to help me to find the right one. Everything happens for a reason and it is my job to figure out what that reason is and how to navigate toward something better.
I don’t want to go in a straight line, I want to investigate all the openings, look for opportunity behind every door, deviate from the plan to find any other and all perspectives because I know somewhere within that magical concoction lies the secrets of ultimate freedom and happiness.
I have been mulling over the subtleties of duality in humanity and soul. We all inhabit the energy of feminine and masculine as a duality, the blend of yin and yang in each of us as individuals which contributes to who we are and how we move through our lives. The question is how comfortable are you with the identification of that duality? As evolution has occurred this notion has become more accepted but in times very much passed I feel it was a tougher go for the macho male in the sense that embracing and expressing from a nurturing or sensitive state was thought of as too feminine and a sign of weakness. When you are open to realize and embrace that part of your duality you expand possibility, awareness and consciousness. Of course when the ego is trying to control or overrun the spirit instead of allowing it to blend I feel it comes out through a variety of ways as well as a heavy overcompensation to be seen as more masculine. Nurturance or sensitivity is not weakness and those who are comfortable, content and aware of its power have learned this.
It seems to me there is a misconception and misinterpretation that sensitivity is linked to vulnerability and as such is the definition of someone who is less than. For anyone that has dared to show and expose their own vulnerability which certainly proves to be an increasingly higher risk has learned that it is strength in its purest form.
Lack of belief in self can impede your evolution of awareness and understanding as to how important the ego/spirit blend is, leaving you open and vulnerable to infection of egocentric behavior. There are no positive aspects in egocentric, it serves only to demoralize and is expressed recklessly and outwardly through some form of abuse. Left unchecked it evolves and escalates to degrees that deconstruct everyone and everything in its path.
It feels to me that this perpetuated segregation requires global response of equality and emancipation for all.
We are not born with hatred in our hearts. Negativity comes in externally and sometimes sifting through it to filter out the pieces that do not fit can feel daunting. Developing an empowered and stronger sense of self has never been more important!