Last night I was driven crazy by the onslaught of loud bombing sounds. It was as if the country was under siege. July 4th. Independence Day. My dog slept in the bathtub, because that was the only place he felt safe. I am sensory defensive. I get it. I wanted to sleep right along side my frightened pup, with earplugs and perhaps with my head submerged under water so that I would be filled with the silence of the deep sea.

As this frenetic discourse blasts on around me into the late night, I wondered why, as a country, we celebrate our liberation from British rule by reactivating the very sounds that bombarded around us.

The bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that are flag was still there.

I get it! But I also don’t understand why reenacting these blasts of tyranny and revolt, year after year, cause the masses to feel celebratory. Is anyone really putting two pieces of the puzzle together. If all of those really enjoying setting off bombs in the air really do have a feeling of reminiscence or of patriotism. I would have to doubt this seriously. I think it today is a reason to release testosterone into the atmosphere in the form of noxious gases, period.

Patriotism is on a steady decline since the current political atmosphere has become a joke. None of those who are truly watching all of the news with open eyes and are concerned about what may happen next if the current administration goes on without restraint could care less about bombs bursting in the air. What we do care about, however, is peace—for our souls and most especially our minds.

I spend every morning trying to find this peace in the utter chaos of the world with meditation. When I see glimpses of it in my mind, I hold on to it for dear life—to the fragments of sanity that I know exist somewhere in the ether and are intended to move through me and then into the world.

But how in this current circumstance can this happen through me or you?

I think about the prime impediment of every single human being that wants and desires peace for the world and for themselves—FEAR! We are afraid that by ourselves—we will not be enough to make any kind of change. We are afraid that if we follow the leadings of the heart that we will be much too selfish and somehow not come out helping the faithful cause of liberation to those captive and in chains from prejudice and injustice. I say, “In the face of the injustices in the world, how can we not follow the treasure of passion in our hearts?”

I recently have begun to understand that as one human being, the best that I can do is to follow my passion to the fullest, no matter what kinds of fear try to block my path. Why?

I work toward my passion, because I understand that the seed of God’s greatest desire is the most deeply rooted seed in my heart. If this were true, then where I go and what I become in this world will greatly impact not only me, but the entire world—no matter if I’m a garbage collector or a great musician making a statement with album after album.

Today is the day that you look deep inside yourself and decide what action or movement will most crucially impact your life—then go for it! You must!

All of the world is waiting for you to be the biggest and best you that you can be! The are waiting for you to realize that you are made in the image and passion of Creator Good. When you and I embrace our power, then we can bring peace and joy back to this Earth.

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