I’ve been doing a great deal of soul-searching these days, plunging down into the muck and mire then scrambling back up and out only to nosedive again and repeat the process. It’s all part of reconnecting with ourselves. If I happen to see something going on in the news and I stop momentarily to watch, I can see the chaos everybody is going through around the world right now and it seems to be an issue of people being totally disconnected from who and what they are. People are living in fear day after day, they are constantly being reminded of world-wide disasters 24/7 on television, they are pulled into different agendas and are shown everything that is wrong with the world but never shown how to make things right. As a result people are hanging about in the wind unsure of whom to trust or what to trust and so they remain afraid, confused and VULNERABLE!
So what do we do? We seem to be spiraling down out of control as a species, turning on one another and displaying violence that is tearing us apart not bringing us together. It is critical that we stand up for ourselves and bring about the changes we seek for a better life. In order to promote change we must first know what we want and in order to know that, we must know ourselves! For far too long society has fallen prey to television and all of the fear driven agendas pushed on people as well as often being misled by false information. By constantly listening to and relying upon these agendas and misinformation, we are losing our ability to think for ourselves. This is why we are seeing so much chaos envelop the world. We don’t trust ourselves therefore how can we trust each other? Trust only follows if we feel sure and secure in ourselves and our present reality. If we don’t fully understand ourselves how can we trust ourselves ?
We as a society have taken a massive detour in life that has led to our disconnection with self. The last Century we detoured and got lost within the technological/material aspects of life as well as war and all of its negative results on humanity as a whole. We were distracted by materialism creating our drive to work harder for more money to buy more goods we think we needed. This way of life hijacked our awareness and we were pulled far away from going within and connecting to who we are. This same scenario has been happening again in the 21st Century. Social media and smart phones and computers have dominated our daily lives and pulled us even further away from what we should have been doing. Discovering who we are! We don’t look up and out and ahead, we look down at our phones unaware of life passing us by or the beauty around us that Creator has shared with us.
As a result of all of these detours we have taken we are witnessing a world filled with people running around in confusion because we have become unplugged. I see our most basic morals of humanity being ignored and forgotten which leads to a sad loss of mutual respect. Without respect for one another war will continue, violence will continue, chaos will continue, and society will continue to break down further. So we must see that there can be no respect or trust or caring for one another until we respect, trust and care for ourselves FIRST! Once we all become secure in who we are and what we want, we can join together and move ourselves forward. We cannot do that now because we are so scattered and dysfunctional, lost in our own distorted thoughts that are not supporting our personal growth.