What is taking place, has taken place before. We are bound to repeat lessons and history we have not learned from.
“Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.”
Learning is changing. We learn to change our perspective through love and forgiveness. Forgiveness is the means to Truth. Truth and Sanity equal Peace. Marianne Williamson once said in regards to the Middle East, “The road to spirituality is not a reason for apathy.” But we need to learn/change and rise above the same reaction to the same thing.
“The world is a dangerous place to live;
not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
Where would we be if we were not advocates for animals, children, the downtrodden and the meek? How could we live with ourselves?
But, personally, I would love for everyone to just put their weapons down and come to their senses. What barbaric, cold and casual answer is War? Could we put our efforts and money into cleaning up the planet instead? Educating and feeding the masses?
I believe a conflict or judgment is actually a call to Love, as the course instructs. Taking sides just infuriates all parties and misses the solution to any problem. I am not the judge and jury. I am not the victim or aggressor. But I need to do something and not be apathetic. I need to support whomever has a vested interest in it and how I do that is in a peaceful manner. That is just who I believe I am. I instead, want to “rise above the battlefield” as Marianne suggests and “reach for a higher truth in our minds.” In this respect, I do not need to be private or quiet about my response and I am letting you in on what is happening in my brain.
Carl Jung spoke of ego’s impediments and proffered, “Humanity’s biggest problems cannot be solved; they must be outgrown.”
“The problems of the world will not be solved on the level of thinking we were at when we created them,” wrote Einstein.
It is my humble opinion, we need “a new kind of thinking as a basis for the creation of a new kind of world.” – MW. – “War, quite simply, is insane. For those of us who wish to be part of the solution to war — not part of the problem — it is time to change our own minds, to accept a healing of our own war-like thoughts, in order to create a new field of possibility.”
And, As M. Williamson suggests, I need to be a spiritual activist. It is all I can do. Spiritually, we are all one. We are not separate. I can be of service to those touched by the horrors of war by not accusing or withholding forgiveness in my own mind, by eliminating the idea of violence, revenge or war, in my own thought system.
“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound
to that person or condition by an emotional link that is
stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to
dissolve that link and become free.”
I sometimes believe I am not evolved enough, not brave enough, not capable of shedding resentments, complaints or criticisms but I must have that ideal and seek this connecting thought if we are ever going to get past our own littleness.
Let it begin with me, today, and I know there are countless souls praying, meditating and sending thoughts of peace awareness and peace possibility wherever they are – to all lifeforms.
“One person with commitment accomplishes more than a thousand with an opinion.”