There appears to be much conflict, suffering and violence occurring in the world at the moment. While propaganda plays a part in geopolitics and government agendas and as corporations pit humanity and the environment against the economy, we have to question, what is the purpose and end game of creating such suffering and degradation?
We must ask ourselves, what is it all for? Why do countries and governments continue to provoke, massage and espouse such messages of separation? What is with this perverse agenda of domination, manipulation and control? Who wins in the end? It seems strange when we have access to so much knowledge and collective wisdom that there continues to be such suffering, conflict and ignorance.
While I don’t have the answers I can only turn to those who have gone before us to give some insight into what a world of harmony, love and compassion looks like…
” Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. – Albert Einstein
“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.” – Lao Tzu
“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” – Mother Teresa
“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
“Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.” – Lao Tzu
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
by Andrew Martin