When the world comes to a challenging moment, we have a tendency to look to the sky or look to our leaders to do something about it. I’m all for trusting in God or the Universe. There is always a big plan in the works, but we should remember our voices, our actions, our commitment to affect change is part of that plan.
World leaders? They often had a hand in landing us in the difficulty. I have less confidence there. Still, we can influence that too, whether democratic or not, all leaders, when it comes right down to it, are subject to the will of the people.
Our hand is weakened when we trust lies and fear-mongering. We must stop buying into their low energy arguments that frighten people into going along. We must stand committed to not electing nor supporting leaders win by dividing people and severing us from our highest impulses and aspirations.
There’s a great quote by the American comedian Lily Tomlin. “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”
You are somebody and so am I. We can wait for change like it’s a
THE CHANGE IS US!
Wherever you are on your journey today, put your mind on your side.
Good evening, my friends. The events of the past week have reminded us that Covid is not the only virus running through humanity. Inhumanity, selfishness, and ego also run rampant.
Vladimir Putin’s unjustifiable attack on Ukraine is horrific, but only the latest example of this kind of behavior among nations, especially those with lots of power.
Not only is horrible for the people of Ukraine, it’s a gut punch to species we could be and should be in 2022. There’s this fear that there’s not enough and I better get mine that ruins the minds of powerful men and wrecks nations and the world.
I got to thinking. What are the lessons we should have learned by now, but haven’t. I’m sure the list could be much longer. Here’s 11 than relate directly to the events of this week.
In times like this, it’s more important than ever to put your mind on your side.
11 Things We Should Know By Now
War solves nothing. It just kills people.
When you attack someone else’s country they don’t greet you as liberators.
Peace is not just preferable. Peace should be an existential goal of our civilization.
Big countries bullying little countries goes well at first and then turns destructive for the big country.
When this war of aggression is over, we should not have decades of renewed Cold War over it. There’s nothing that serves the people of this planet less.
Nuclear weapons are no longer a deterrent. They only give those who have them free reign to behave as they wish.
Russia is not the first large country to attack a weaker nation based on crap evidence. Some of us need to sweep our own front porch.
If we spent the money we spend on weapons on this planet on productive and aspirational things, this damn species might have a chance.
Only love conquers hate. Only justice conquers injustice. There’s no path to peace. Peace is the path.
Leaders bent on division and destruction and ego should not be leaders on this planet anymore.
We are running out of time to learn these lessons and apply them.
There’s something very important we must all understand. They don’t teach it in schools, but great teachers have said it for thousands of years. Our thoughts create our world. It’s true individually and it’s most assuredly true collectively. When hundreds of millions of people believe something strongly enough and long enough, it’s going to show up in our world.
It’s true of a beautiful new civilization or dystopia. It’s true of war and peace. It’s true of a booming economy or recession. Our mechanistic paradigms have convinced most that what goes on in our minds does not affect what goes out there in the world.
They say when you don’t learn a lesson in life, the universe keeps presenting it over and again. As you look at the headlines tonight, be clear. All of this didn’t just happen. It didn’t just happen because of who is in office or who is not.
It’s happening because thoughts become things. Arrogant thoughts become an inability to listen to each other and solve our problems in ways that move us forward, painting us into a corner where we act from our lowest instincts.
The answer is counterintuitive to people who hold positions of power and authority in our world. They got where they are by listening to ego. They don’t understand the power of thought nor modalities of thinking and listening and solving that could flip the script on this planet in an instant.
So, what do we do now? The results of this thinking are already out in the world causing the problems they’re causing. We all – in every country involved in this unfolding conflict – must make it clear to leaders that this direction is unacceptable and we won’t stand for it.
Finally, we must lay the groundwork for a new, better tomorrow with our thinking today. As Einstein suggested, our thinking created these situations. Only different thinking can shift it and transform it.
We saw again this weekend, with the attack on Saudi Arabia and the reaction, the results that we get in the world with the mindsets that currently prevail in our collective consciousness.
Beware of those always selling war. Suspect world events that steer nations away from peace in the nick of time to preserve perpetual war. Being a force for light, postivity, and empowerment means seeing the with world clear eyes and discernment.
Positive thinking and changing mindsets must not be solely an exercise in self-realization and self-actualization. The same principles, techniques, and mindsets that can transform your life can transform the world.
Our world has many of the characteristics of an individual with low self-esteem, anger and ego issues, and a fear-based mindset.
Just as with an individual, these mindsets result in failure and destruction in the body of the species and the planet.
Beyond finding a raft to cross the stream of consciousness for ourselves, let us be beacons and advocates for the very different mindsets, power structures, and ideologies it will take to move humanity and each of us to the next level.
The Saturday Positive Thinking Survey gives readers of The Affirmation Spot an opportunity to express their views on a survey question related to positive thinking or positive change.
This week’s topic: Positive Change in the World
This week I want to know what one thing would represent the most important change that you see is needed in the world. What one acitivity or initiative, if undertaken, would have the most positive impact on making our world a happier and more peaceful place to live?
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This week’s three-part question:
What is the one most important thing that human beings can address or do to create a more prosperous, positive, and peaceful world?
How would your goal create sweeping positive change in the world?
What steps would be necessary to get your change started?
Here are some ideas, but please feel free to come up with your own.