Love is the fundamental center of our universe. Hate and fear try to worm their way in and take over, time and time again. Experience says that every time they do, the best of the human spirit rises up to say no.
Want to help building a better world right now? Make a pledge to always begin from a place of love and the results will astonish you. The dark has no real tools to fight love. Loving yourself enough not to hook into your own dark side is a very strong beginning. That’s how they beat us.
Photo of Van Gogh’s “A Wheatfield with Cyrpresses”
Do you feel lately like you’re being swept along against your will in a tidal wave of “fate”? The dictionary’s definition of fate: “The course of someone’s life, or the outcome of a particular situation for someone or something, seen as beyond their control.”
We are part of everything around us, including those big events seemingly out of our control. We do have a say in our destinies, but, this requires firstly that we start living consciously.
The bigger the external problems seem, the more apt we may be to engage in denial or escapism. Confronting what is uncomfortable may seem like too much work in the short term, “I’ll deal with this tomorrow…”, but in the long run that’s how we claim our lives and start living them intentionally and fully.
There is no time like now to claim your life.
This article offers interesting thoughts and tips about living consciously:
Reverence for life feels like it is in short supply these days. We are each instruments of change. When we love life and embrace the beauty, when we make that an essential part of our lives every day, our lives become sacred. We bring reverence to the world.
Are we a fully civilized society? We assume
because we have advanced forward in linear
time that it is naturally a given we are also
more progressed in terms of our knowledge,
wisdom, and sophistication. But are we?
How sophisticated is it to indulge in the kind
of social behavior we witness in society at
the moment? As our buildings get taller and
our computers become faster, we are forgetting
the fundamental human skills needed to build
a truly great civilization. In short, we are
losing touch with our humanness, our decency,
our respect for the Earth that serves us.
There are societies we label as primitive that
have or had a much greater grasp of the ethics
and integrity of a respectful and fulfilling
society. I suggest that it is time to put our
inflated egos aside and learn from them, in
order that we may incorporate some of their
higher principles back into our modern life.
Life is not about what we can take from
it; life really begins with what we
contribute to it.
What real meaning is there in “me, me, me”?
The big house any person managed to earn
with the sole goal of pumping up their own
egos, to gain status and impress their friends,
will prove meaningless on their deathbeds.
The real question to be answered is,
“Is the world a better place because I
spent some time here?”