As much as I have been able to I’ve tried to right the wrongs I’ve done in life.
Where I wished someone ill, I’ve blessed them instead. Where I was able to make some recompense I have tried. Where I needed to ask for forgiveness I put out genuine effort to make amends. And even though I’m sure I’ve left many blind spots uncared for, at least my aim has been true.
I very often pray that all the rights of the world be corrected. That those that have prospered unscrupulously be stripped. That those that have benefited from violence, theft, and even just turning a blind eye have their entitlements all swept away. That this reset go back through all of time and space to realign the world and its bounty to its rightful heirs. That the noble, peaceful, spiritual souls have their deserved place.
I realize this sounds extreme and what would ensue would be a mass transformation in almost every single sector and speck of this world, an extraordinary upheaval even.
So why do I pray for such outlandish and seemingly impossible things?
Because it makes me feel good to believe it could maybe one day be so.
What I actually think needs to happen is that people need to take back their power. They need to stop playing by the rules set for them, the structures put in place to bind them and create their own systems that actually benefits them and safeguards them, their families, loved ones, this planet and all of humanity.
Until we see each other as a global family we will be drawn into endless divide, wars and skirmishes. But just like every family, there needn’t be assimilation, as much as acceptance of diversity and letting people be who they are.
I, for one, would like to see less laws and more personal accountability.
I would like to see less judgement and more leeway for people that aren’t like “us”.
I would like to see more acceptance and less hypocrisy.
More generosity and less ambivalence and selfishness.
I know the world I would like to see.
A world where children don’t have to be safeguarded and sheltered from the atrocities of a society that doesn’t truly value them. A society that, say what it will to contradict it, shows in its actions that it only truly values brute force, grotesque riches and false demigods.
I love this world. I love this planet. I love the innate beauty and breath of nature and our own glorious hearts and souls. I have hope that wrongs can indeed be righted. That we can turn the tide of humanity around.
But this needs to start on an individual basis first. Opening our hearts, offering forgiveness, righting our own wrongs, building bridges, and walking our own individual walk towards true salvation and heartfelt community.
Is this an easy ask? No. Not at all. Most people pick the easiest route in life. They stick to what they know and don’t bother caring about much else.
And what I’m talking about will take a surge towards honor and real virtue* on a scale yet unseen in our modern history in order to topple the vices that run and ruin this world currently.
I say this, but I don’t think I see things the way most people seem to.
I see most laws as unnecessary, most rulers as heathens and most people as deprived of true meaning ttheir lives.
And this is all connected. It is all deeply connected. We are all deeply connected.
*Real virtue isn’t about sanctimonious judgement of others and control of anything but our one self, our own actions, our own thoughts. Real virtue is who one is when no one is watching and what one does when no one seems to be counting. Real virtue is genuine and accountable to itself in all circumstances. It is not driven by outside forces or whims. It does not bow to anyone but the markers of one’s own soul and the journey we wish it to have.