There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.
~ Tom Robbins
In the last several days I've been going through a process of simplification, purification, and a stripping down, if you will. Isn't it interesting, when reaching greater states of well-being, in essence, has nothing to do with adding anything.
We live in a culture where more is better. We live in a culture where the mention of "spreading the wealth around" is considered negative. I don't get it. If I am missing something than please, fill me in.
The wallpaper on my computer contains a picture of the earth from space. Often I look at it, pondering, how silly all this division and separation we are bombarded with on a daily basis is. We live on this one planet. We are one people. Yeah, I was born in America, but that label is only identified with the small part of myself.
Some may not understand where I am coming from...and I don't mind. I've made friends with just about every type of person. Even right-winged conservatives from Texas. Doesn't matter to me.
What troubles me is the small, but powerful, subset that does everything it can to exaggerate the separateness in the world...feeding on the us versus them mentality.
In the end, however, the negativity has a way of imploding on itself. There is really no need to fight it. Because, behind the scenes lives a Truth that is all powerful and self-sustaining. Gandhi new it. Mandela did too. It only takes patience and trust, while in the mist of everything, staying steadfast to the power that lies within.
Jesus said, "the meek shall inherit the earth." Which can be interpreted as the humble. I mean, those who yell and scream rhetoric may take the stage for a time, but really, it's becoming laughable to what ends people will go through to lie, and stand on a foundation without an ounce of integrity.
True power has nothing to do with force. It has everything to do with yielding. Maybe a challenging concept to understand, I myself don't fully grasp the meaning, but the places where I've let go, to my amazement, what filled the space unleashed something bigger and more magical than I can even offer to explain. The miracle is the fact that we all share it.