Last week’s events in Charlottesville have elicited a ton of emotions in me, as it did for so many others.
I’ve always been a little shy about getting involved and speaking out about politics. Mostly because there are so many perspectives to take in that it often becomes hard for me to not see all the sides.
But when it’s clear, it’s clear.
When it comes to spreading fear, hatred and violence onto our fellow human beings, that is leading with a wrong perception; meaning the way they are seeing the world is fundamentally incorrect.
Racism is wrong.
Fear and hatred usually develop from deep pain or conditioning that isn’t acknowledged. When it’s not acknowledged one stays in a state of ignorance as a way to protect themselves or their family/community.
The idea that the world is out to get them or that another human or race is the reason for that pain, then thinking that violence is the answer to take that pain away isn’t right.
This way of thinking lacks consciousness, lacks understanding, and shows the level of disconnection to who one truly is which is, Soul.
If each and every one of us were connected or even simply recognized ourselves as Soul, as divine, it would be easy to see that divinity in another human being.
It would be easy to see the humanity in one another.
True pioneers in social change and justice such as Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gandhi and so so many more, have a common thread in their messages— no one has the right over another human being.
They taught us that speaking up for those that don’t feel strong enough to rise, or speaking alongside those that can in the name of freedom and human rights is essential.
And it’s inspiring, moving, touching to watch as people rise and take a stand, in the aftermath of the events of this last week to say “no more”.
I’m on a mission of consciousness.
To have us as a collective understand that love, abundance, and compassion is our true nature. That moving through pain, judgement, and fear, is our individual work, so we can rise into a state where we have the right perception.
Where we see the beauty in each and every human being.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Gandhi.
It’s your turn, what beauty do you see in yourself, which then allows you to see it in others? Let me know in the comments below.