Another smile today. I just can't get enough of these, they're like medicine these days.
"If a smile is what you need, I will give you one of mine."
The question is, "Where do we go from here and how do we get there?"
During this present time when our nation seems to be tearing apart at the seams,
We have to dig deep and find the courage to have the compassion of a saint. You think that I am kidding but I am not.
The only way to fully heal this country of ours is through love. And the only time that this can take place is during each present moment.
The best solution is to stay calm and trust in and understand the truth. A very challenging task but meaningful healing can only take place through love, compassion, forgiveness, and more love, and inclusion.
We each must do our own inner healing, in order to be up to the task.
True, profound healing through love must take place. Anything less is just a Band-Aid.
So just do your own part. Just take the baby steps that meet you each present moment. All that is necessary is for us to meet each situation, each moment with bottomless compassion.
Now it appears that Joe has won the election of the presidency. This is good news for each and every one of us who cares about every person in this country. However, I fear that if I choose one side of this conflict to write about I am excluding the other side and I don't wish to exclude anyone in this blog. My whole point is to step back and see and honor the oneness. Where is the oneness in a Biden win? Well I do feel that he will be president for all the people. There are people who will hate him because they don't want to be considered equal with blacks and Latinos and the poor, etc. They are comfortable as long as they have privilege over others. As long as they feel that they have the upper hand. What must that be like for one's identity to be tied up in being better than someone else? And then if you don't feel that you're being treated better than that other person, you feel that it's not fair. I'm just trying to understand why a person would be racist, misogynist, etc and all I can come up with is a lack of love. And being raised in an environment that is racist misogynistic, etc. When a person is raised that way they think that it's normal. So I will add ignorance to the list. So- lack of understanding and lack of love. The best I can figure these are the causes of hate.
What if we shared our love and our understanding? Though I don't understand racism, etc I think we need to understand that it is a thing, and it needs to be addressed. And it will not go away if we put every racist person away. It is a human problem that will require our compassion to resolve and heal.
I am drawn to images that feel good, light, happy, affectionate, caring, compassionate, loving...
Such works of art seem to offer nourishment for the soul.
I am sad to see so much in art and entertainment that is violent, negative, dark... Of course, there is a place in the world for such art. My own soul hungers for something more hopeful, more meaningful. Art has the ability to inspire us! To show us the impossible! To share or spread ideas that we would never have thought of. I like to indulge in radical ideas of hope.
This feels nourishing to me.
Most of us understand the healing power of love.
Love has the power to lighten up the darkest times. So if I was going to share art images and ideas with someone, anyone, everyone, I would want most of all to share joyful hopeful comforting, compassionate ideas with the with full intention of making it a better place.