February 10, 2011

Working With or Against One Another?

February 10, 2011 There is a lot of fear here in America. Some fear our government. Others fear governments in other places, the weather, the financial system, or loss of a job and then their house. Perhaps these are all things to keep an eye on, but even if they all happened, keep in mind that the government is our government; weather elements can be communicated with or prepared for; other governments can be worked with; money is something we have created and thus we can re-create it;  and job or not, there is never a shortage of work to be done. At some point, we can always adopt some common sense and realize that we already live in the lap of Nature and a house just makes us more comfortable – and less in touch with Mother Nature – which is something we need to fix anyway. Having said that, we all know that transitions can be tough. However, the toughest thing of all, and the thing that is truly to be feared is our inability to work with one another, our inability to be compassionate, our failure to care for others, and our habit of living as if some creatures – both human and animal – are less important than we are. These inabilities are so deeply ingrained in us that we have never been able to do anything except keep up our efforts to get ahead of all those others. The result is that we are stalled in static thoughts and repetitive activities that take us nowhere. Those same repetitive thoughts and activities keep us alone and struggling to compete. We know this at a deep level, and it feeds an awful fear. To end our fears, we must answer a few questions:
  1. If we lose our job, our money, our house, or the rules put out by our government, are we alone in the world, homeless and starving?
  2. Or are we all committed to working with one another to make sure everyone has what they need?
  3. Have we done anything to show that we care what happens to others?
It is when we have NOT created a network of loving people around us that we have most to fear. It is when we have done nothing for others that we fear – rightly – that we are alone and on our own.