As a follow-up for “Stopping the Madness”, I am so Inspired to provide the answer to “How???”!!! And the answer is simple! Love.
It is the “dirty secret” those who are in power and think they are in control would have you believe It is a “dirty” thing, a complicated thing, a convoluted thing, a “thing” in general, so bizarrely misunderstood, and all the more confusing, who has time for it anyway???
Who doesn’t want Love??? Who among us, is so brave -or foolhearty- to say, that they, can Live without Love? Not I.
Love. It’s plain, it’s simple, It is easier to give, than to receive!
Love takes work! It isn’t disposable, or interchangeable, or something we can do without! And it is so, very, SIMPLE!!! All we have to do, is DO IT!!
We have allowed others to tell us differently for far too long now! It all began, when someone was convinced, that the word “Love” would be an easier concept to teach, than “Charity”! And thus it was changed, over 2000 times in the Bible!!!
And if those in power then, were willing to deface doctrine, Holy Scripture, in this manner for their own benefit then, what deceptions do you think they are willing to propagate now? Better yet, what else did they change, to ensure their power structure remained in place, and the masses easy to control?
That’s the problem with power, it corrupts. And this time, the lie is so deep, so close to the bone of humanity, that removing the dagger with which the deceit began may be too much to survive in its removal. But we MUST try!!! Religion is about the Faith, not the walls or title! And the truest message taught by EVERY major (and most minor) religions, is Love!! Love one another, Love yourself enough to want to do better, and in so doing, doing better by others!
Love is the answer! Love is the reason we are here, it is the Greatest Gift, it is why we do the thing(s) we do. But Love as it was meant to be, certainly not what it has become!! How do we not get this? How have we come to fail to understand, the simplest message on Earth, “Love one another!”, as to mean anything else, than to put their needs before our own? Is this really so hard to understand?
We’ve proven time and again, we can kill each other. Throughout millennium, we have shown that not only can we do it better, but that we can do it en mass, to greater numbers than ever before!!!
STOP!!! What are we doing? The only way we will ever survive, is if we work at doing it together!!! Can you imagine, the Greatness that can be achieved, when 7,000,000,000 + people begin working together, to solve the worlds problems, instead of small pockets of un-empowered, well intended, overwhelmed individuals, unable to change enough, for there simply aren’t enough people CARING!! What’s wrong with this picture? Why are so few, doing so much, and so many more of us saying, “Meh, not my problem…” YES IT IS!!! It’s yours, mine, and every Living, intelligent beings problem, and we make the choice!!! We can either strive to be better, and Live, not beyond our means, but within them, and give what we don’t need to someone who does!!!
Really, TRULY, it is that simple. We need to bring back the Family perspective, make Love matter again, and do the best we can to understand that out of 7,000,000,000+ of us, not one, deserves any less than the rest of us! We are all Family, we are all related, by the simple fact that we are ALL Human!!! All Living things require Love -Charity-, Food, and Shelter in order to survive! When did the “bare minimum” become the standard, and when did we accept it as being okay compared to having our Dreams fulfilled??? The bare minimum IS NOT OKAY, we can and should be doing better, for ourselves, and most especially for others! Because when we do, we ALL benefit!!!
Want an end to world hunger? Love more. Want an end to poverty? Love more. Want an end to suffering? Love more! Want an end to petty bickering and strife? LOVE MORE!! It’s the one “thing” we all want, we all have to give, and can’t seem to get enough of! Why? “Because we ‘can’t’!” Yes we can!!! I’m not speaking in tongues, this is no parable, just plain old, little old me, saying and putting to words, the TRUTH as we ALL know it to be so, and accepting the responsibility for having done so! There is no reason for me to lie, and no way for me to get away with it if I were doing so!
We, as thinking, “intelligent” Human beings, choose, every day, to acknowledge the Light in our Life, or to accept the darkness. Good, evil. Right, wrong. Again, it really is, that simple. Any corporation, any religion, that tries to tell you differently, is LYING TO YOU!!! Because they want their piece of the pie first! “Before you go off, trying to save the world, give a little to me first. I know it will be rough, but after my coffers are full, I’ll look out for you, I’ll just pad my pockets a little bit more, then we’ll get started on that whole, “lovey dovey” helping each other crap you’ve been talking about in your off time. Hey, by the way, shouldn’t you be getting back to work soon?” COME ON, PEOPLE, WE’RE BETTER THAN THIS!!!
At least, we could be. If we’d stop paying attention to the supposed “leaders” who are “supposedly” looking out for our best interests… I don’t know of one person today, in a seat of power, who is looking out for “my” best interests. Were that so, I’d have a place of my own, my books would be published, I’d have a wife and kids… but I don’t. Because the only one who wants these things for me, is me. That does not excuse me from trying to be the best I can be at whatever it is I wish to do, in fact, it is motivation for me to do better, to be better, so that I can have those things! Why would any one do any less?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world!” A great quote, by a great man. But you know what? He stole it. As did I. Because as simple as it seems, we haven’t gotten yet, how very easy it is. How very easy it should be. Love. Charity. Call it what you will, just, do it. And the world will change before your very eyes! I Promise! Blessed be!
Aloha! Namaste! As-Alamu ‘Alaykum!