These days it's easy to slip into reaction. There's so much to be reactive about, things that we feel threatened by, things that push our buttons. But let's all take a breath...
Surely we are mature enough to recognize that reactions don't help matters. But we all have them. We're humans, after all, and humans are full of emotions, opinions, agendas, and desires. We are deeply buried under centuries of conditioning. We grasp for what we desire to make us happy (or fulfilled, comfortable, free, etc.) and we push away from anything we fear will keep us from it.
With so many of us (7.9 billion!), each with our own view of things, how do we navigate our relationships in a helpful rather than harmful way? That seems to be the question of the day. With so much deception, misinformation, disinformation, distortion, fabrication and flat out lying in the social media arena, how do we know what's real and true? Is there a way?
The thing is that our lives are intricately interconnected with all of life. We can't destroy one part of it and escape the impact of that destruction, even if it is thousands of miles across the globe from where we live. This isn't opinion, it's scientific fact. Quantum physics already proved this phenomenon years ago. It's called quantum entanglement. If you don't believe me, look it up.
What this means is that what happens to any of us actually happens to all of us. It may be on a level that is subtle or hard to see, or that takes time to play out, or that we simply ignore...but that doesn't mean it's not happening or impacting us. It absolutely is.
If you find yourself feeling tired, or headachy, or depressed, or lethargic, consider that part of why you feel that way is because your energy is being slimed on a daily basis by crap happening in the world around you. It's true because it's a fact that we can't escape the energies around us. We are all swimming in the same pool. If someone pees in the deep end, it doesn't mean we can escape it by staying in the shallow end.
Since we can't escape each other, how can we learn to live harmoniously? How can we share the pool without swimming in so much pee? And just like that, we enter the realm of emotional and spiritual maturity...
Since we are fallible human beings with pretty big, primed egos, we're gonna pee. We can't help it. It's part of who we are...until we emotionally mature and spiritually awaken ourselves. So how about we all get busy taking a deep dive into ourselves to grow. It's not hard, and it's a hell of a lot easier than spending our whole lives swimming in pee...
So how about we - as a human race - check ourselves into "spiritual growth school" and get a clue about who we really are. We don't have to look too far. The truth is here. It's been here for ages. All we have to do is own it.
Look around. It's pretty clear that what's been done isn't working. We're destroying ourselves. And that includes all of life on this planet because remember, we're intricately interconnected through quantum entanglement.
One way out is to wake the freak up, stop pissing in our pool, and start relating to each other differently. We are actually heart-centered beings filled with love, compassion, and joy. This is our true nature, the essence from which life is created.
We discover this when we awaken. Then, we realize that the pain we bear is our own doing. Human error and wounding is what causes hurt, harm, and destruction. Human error and wounding is what creates the imbalances and disharmonies life struggles with. Wounded humans wound other humans. Life overall suffers when we suffer, and we suffer when we live disconnected from the truth of who we are. It really is that simple.
We all want the same things. All of life wants the same things - to flourish, to be happy, to live with freedom and prosperity and harmony with the world around us. So how about we stop hurting ourselves and each other and start loving ourselves and each other instead? How about we live with compassion forward instead of fear or greed or self-centeredness? How about we overhaul the systems we've created that generate pain and replace them with equanimity? How about we do, and see what happens...?