Playing the Game of Life
We all subscribe to the idea that technology is going to save us from ourselves. We need the newest this or that. We openly disdain politicians greed but we continue to horde money and possessions in the same manner. If you want to see a world free from greed, set the example and you will unconsciously allow others to do the same.
We have normalized a system of inequality in America to the point that we often think nothing of passing a homeless man clinging to life or a scheming lawyer preying on the innocent. We vote in new people to public office in hopes of a positive change when all along we know they are only players in a broken game. The problem isn’t the players, it’s the game.
The game will only change when each and every one of us decides to stop playing it. Like it or not, the government does in fact represent the people. We can make it into a us vs. them game but it will always just be us. Our designation of political parties and titles we give certain people are nothing more than further distractions. Distractions that keep us from seeing that as a human race we are caught up in a blame game of epic proportions. We are but children on the playground of life yelling “he started it!”.
In trying times it is never more important to see that we are all the same with the same capacity to love, to hate and to be consumed with greed. We all want rid of crime, rid of poverty and rid of greed. Are we willing to stop passing the buck and take responsibility for our part in perpetuating a broken system or is our level of comfort too important to us. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next year when I have more money we say.
Fear is the First Rule of the Game
We are consumed by fear. Fear of death, fear of poverty, fear of embarrassment. It is this fear which makes us like the snarling dog unwilling to share it’s food because it doesn’t know where its next meal will come from.
Across the world we have witnessed people facing their fears. Standing up to dictators, speaking their minds and dying for what they believe in. Workers in Japan have willingly committed to save a dying nuclear plant even though they will almost certainly die from radiation poisoning. They have willingly sacrificed their own lives so that others may live.
This is perhaps the ultimate example of being the change you want to see in the world. It is a beacon of hope to the rest of us. It is a sign that humanity is shifting yet again to a time of spiritual awakening and out of a time of fear based behavior.
To those prophesying the end of the world, it is merely the end of humanity operating under a broken system of rules with fear and hate at the core. There is no predetermined future. The future is like soft clay being shaped by our actions and expectations of tomorrow. We collectively have the power to shape a world of peace and prosperity and we also have the power to continue down a road of delusion and self destruction.
You ARE Significant
We are individually not insignificant as is the common belief. Your actions no matter how small resonate indefinitely across the world and across the universe. Just as the person who stops to let someone pull out into traffic sets off a chain reaction of selflessness, so can you in any action anywhere, anytime. The very way you lead your life is contributing immensely to either the problem or to the solution.