Why are we so drawn to the idea of a super hero? Heroes dominate some of our greatest stories of transformation. I would say that the ones wearing flashy uniforms are a bit dangerous, as they represent saviors who will rescue humanity. The cinemas and video games are consumed with this idea.
Hey, Spider-Man, I have the real news for you. We’re not weak, we’re capable of saving ourselves…
The Lord of the Rings primary hero, dear humble Frodo Baggins, is just an ordinary guy answering an inner call. And therein lies the true power of those stories. Do we not all have a hero inside of us? We rise to the occasion in small and big ways, and it all counts!
You are the hero of both your own story, and the world’s story.
More on the hero’s journey here: Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey”
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
“The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.”
These are such times…
Speak about life, its essence, its beauty, your loves, your passion for it all, your ideas and inventions, the things you’d like to change to make the world a better place. Try as much as possible to make your words positive ones, because words are seeds.
Speak. Speak before they take away your right to do that.
Most importantly, speak about that too.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
~ Coco Chanel
When will the ancient hatreds finally be resolved on this planet? Only when we the people decide it should and will be so, only when we refuse to pick up weapons and kill other humans in the name of their unholy wars.
Censorship results in such a limited viewpoint of life and the world. It may seem like a good idea if you’re on the side of the “censor of the moment”. But then what about the day (which will inevitably arrive) when it’s your words they want to obliterate?
“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” ~ George R.R. Martin
“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ~ Isaac Asimov
There is something so deeply comforting in these words by Suzanne Collins, a timelessness. Where is that place that makes you feel safe from the storms of life?
The classic battle between light and dark is being played out right before our eyes. Remember all those movies where you were cheering for the hero(es) to win and for goodness to prevail?
In our current reality, sometimes it is difficult to know who is on the side of the light. There are many forces at play and there is a lot of double talk that makes it confusing.
Now is the time to use your own power of discernment. Look for the signs and the clues to find the truth. Listen to your gut. This is an essential spiritual guiding thought: Something that truly has your best interests at heart does not want to control you. Control is rooted in dark energy. Energy of the light does not try to dominate and diminish. Light desires expansion, growth, and enlightenment, fulfilling its infinite potentiality.
Now, who has the best interest of you and the rest of humanity at heart?
“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” ~ Veronica Roth
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ~ Roy T. Bennett
“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius