Sunday, May 7, 2017


From time to time, we may all feel fed up with our communities, whether it's from learning about what's going on around the world, or what's going on next door. There are always situations that leave us feeling as if we are simply not capable of behaving in a way that is coming from a place of awareness. Often it seems as if we are actually geared to handle things in the worst possible way, repeatedly. At the same time, none of us wants to linger in a judgmental mood about our own. 
It is natural to feel let down when we see persons within the community behaving in ways that are greedy, selfish or uncaring, but there are also ways to process that disappointment without sinking into despondency. As with any emotional response, we honor our feelings by feeling them fully, without judging or acting on them. Once we've done that--and we may need to do it every day, as part of our daily self-care--we can begin to consider ways that we might help the situation in which humanity finds itself.

As always, we start with ourselves, utilizing our awareness of the failings of others to renew our own commitment to be more conscious human beings. We are all capable of the best and the worst that humanity has to offer, and remembering this keeps us in check, as well as allowing us to find compassion for others. We may find ourselves feeling compelled to serve people who are suffering injustices at the hands of other people, or we may begin to speak out when we see something that we don't think is right. Whatever the case, the only thing we can do is pledge to serve the best, rather than the worst, of what humanity has to offer, both in the world, and in ourselves.

1 comment:

  1. Do what is right for others and yourself, even if it means accepting your role as an outlier and outcast. Inner peace and happiness will catch up with you!