We should not have to stand alone when being attacked by our own country.
Our country needs to wake and embrace us.
I am a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10 for how upset I am at what is happening in the United States. Lets be honest: I won’t fly out and give it my all until I hit a 20 or the problem is closer to my literal door… since we as a family are working hard to survive ourselves. This is the very vexing part of the problem: we are all being pushed in times where it is getting harder and harder to live in a balanced / healthy manner.
The bigger problem is once things have hit 20 in being bad or it is at our door… It’s too late to stand up against the problem.
I am still pushing in kindness, still helping as I can. Every day I am literally helping a dozen people pull their lives together and be stronger. Every day, I do push, because I know if we are to make it, it’s by standing and helping each other be stronger. This is why I have committed my own life to a Personal Tao, in order to help others.
Deep down I am living with kindness, modesty and non judgement teachings to keep myself centered and acting wisely, with patience. This picture today almost pushed me too far in empathy. It stirs up the heart enough to drop everything and say enough is enough. We should not have to be facing down police, who are forcing us to fight, when the larger damn planet is burning from our folly.
As an Engineer & Physicist, I have been watching the data now for decades. In doing the reality math, it’s pretty clear that our challenges have added all up to become a 245 on a 1 to 10 scale.
The road ahead is going to challenge us all. The only way you and I can hope to make a difference is by adding up our own efforts. To standing together and then collectively we can add up to 300 or 400 and ramp up against that scale 245 problem. And yes the current problem is quickly escalating into a 500 and higher problem as we speak here. So with even pulling together, we have a hard path ahead. This needs to be more than a magical solution of feel better come together Beatles song moment (but yes they are a good starting point).
We are at the hard point of choosing our own actions. To step beyond our words, to strengthen our interconnections.
Fighting the system actually empowers the system. It is designed to prod you so you actually reinforce it. For example the police using kettling techniques to force people into confrontation. So it is clear to me: We have to release the old system that supports the abuse. As a result it’s a time of actions that include kindness, modesty and non judgment, to then teach the police and our government these principles. So we can work to evolve and grow as a society also. To work around the very confrontations that are being used to kick us down.
I am breathing, I am pushing, Going back to helping others literally after I finish this post.
We should not have to stand alone when being attacked by our own country. Our country needs to wake and embrace us.
I know I am not alone in feeling this frustration. I hope I am not alone in action, that others are also ready to push and work through the frustration we face. To pull together and grow in these times of ever greater challenge.
While the first question is always: Am I brave enough to stand alone?
However, the first action is: To stand with another and push together for answers…
It will be a slow road ahead for us all but at least we won’t be walking alone if we do this together.