Archive for November, 2015

Divide and Conquer. Which wolf will you feed?

I am just as afraid as anyone about what is going on in our world. My heart is shaken, my love and compassion for the people who are living in the midst of this madness is immeasurable, as so many of you share.  Love and prayers from millions continue to be sent around our planet for it is a world crisis. Yes I am scared.

But I am more afraid of what this is doing to normally beautiful, caring and compassionate people around the world, especially on social media. Each time I see a post that is shared that is obliviously painfully racist or anti-anyone, my heart is more shaken. This is escalating the violence, everyday someone is being assaulted because of this hate we are perpetuating against each other that is being driven by the media including social media. Each time an innocent person is hurt the “enemy” wins.

For thousands of years the best war time strategy has been divide and conquer. Social media is doing exactly what the “enemy” wants us to do.  Transform fear into division. Each time we click “share” on one of these posts it creates a back lash of angry comments of both “for” and “against” the post. The fear and anger then heightens and our world gets a little more violent. Our self-righteous selves get to be a little more defensive and more angry. Then the world gets to be  filled with more of our righteous indignation as we “comment” and “click” from the safety of our homes; while each day there are men, women and children who are terrified beyond anything we could understand at this point who are the silent victims of this collective rage that is brewing.

Instead lets refuse to be a part of the propaganda, lets choose to only post love and compassion for others.  Let us refuse to comment our anger and simply either unfriend or block their posts, take a breath…. release our anger (trust me I have to work on this diligently ) and send light and love to them.  If you still believe something to be true if it is cloaked with hate or division PLEASE do not re- post.

I am constantly asking myself “Will this add to the violence or will this possibly helps even one person shift towards a more loving, compassionate state of being.”  Hate breeds more hate.  We are human and when we are frightened it is easy to hate, but that is not what our world needs right now.

Its time we all RISE UP with our hearts instead of our fear.  Social media is part of the microcosm that is creating the macrocosm of hate in our world. If we want change we must be the change no matter how much we are afraid.

Choosing not to share “hate” one post at a time can be that change. Please let us check in with our hearts before we click “share” or comment in rage or anger. Let feed our love and compassion. Each time we do.. love rises just a little and hate dissipates in our world. Gandhi, Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther understood this on a soul level. Lets let their example be where we start.

Mother Teresa Quote’s “If you judge people, you have no time to love them. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

I will end with a story I first heard from my mentor and teacher Debbie Ford

ONE EVENING, AN ELDERLY
CHEROKEE BRAVE TOLD HIS
GRANDSON ABOUT A BATTLE THAT
GOES ON INSIDE PEOPLE.

HE SAID “MY SON, THE BATTLE IS
BETWEEN TWO ‘WOLVES’ INSIDE US ALL.
ONE IS EVIL. IT IS ANGER,
ENVY, JEALOUSY, SORROW,
REGRET, GREED, ARROGANCE,
SELF-PITY, GUILT, RESENTMENT,
INFERIORITY, LIES, FALSE PRIDE,
SUPERIORITY, AND EGO.

THE OTHER IS GOOD.
IT IS JOY, PEACE LOVE, HOPE SERENITY,
HUMILITY, KINDNESS, BENEVOLENCE,
EMPATHY, GENEROSITY,
TRUTH, COMPASSION AND FAITH.”

THE GRANDSON THOUGH ABOUT
IT FOR A MINUTE AND THEN ASKED
HIS GRANDFATHER:

“WHICH WOLF WINS?…”
THE OLD CHEROKEE SIMPLY REPLIED,
“THE ONE THAT YOU FEED”

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