You would have to be living underground these days to not know how dire the world situation is. But this is not a political rant, this is about speaking up, speaking your truth…the art of stepping out of the shadows and saying what we know to be true. This is what I know:
We have become so disconnected from the human race that many of us can stand by and watch hundreds drown in the ocean trying to bring their families to safety out of fear and think it is justified because it’s for our safety.
Those people on the boats that would rather risk drowning than stay and be murdered?…those people are you and me.
When we see a stranger in the market with a screaming child, most sigh heavily and do an eye roll as they are walking past instead of giving a knowing and supportive look saying, sister, been there, I’m with you.
When someone close to us goes through a tragedy, it is easier to send a card rather than call and say, I know I can’t change anything but I can just be with you in this horrible situation and hold your hand…
Angry mobs are caused by oppression. It is pent up frustration, not ignorance.
You’re getting the picture, right? When did we become so unfeeling, so numb? Don’t you think if everyone got that lightbulb going off at the same time, that says, hey, if we band together we can get a lot more done…we’d be on our way to healing? Now, this is the political part…corporations, governments, unions…management spend all their energy on conquer and divide so the large working group is broken down into manageable smaller groups and then throw in a reason to hate the other work group just for their extra added protection.
The powers that be want us weak and useless and under the impression that the higher ups are looking out for us underlings…that people different from us are lesser humans, women should just shut the hell up, period…have you called out bullshit yet?
So here is the gist…we must get better at speaking up. When we see an injustice right in front of us, we must speak up. We must get mad as hell and speak up. It is why so many of our ancestors gave their lives for this freedom and now it is considered against someones code of ethics to speak the hell up. You’re completely un-American if you want to help someone that doesn’t share Christian values. I have yet to discover what Christian values are as they seem like ways of oppressing rather than values. I say this because I have heard the most horrific things come out of people’s mouths in the name of their religious rights no matter what religion they are.
Organized religion, governments, corporations…none of them want us to speak up. So here it is…decide what you personally are willing to do to help the human connection and then just do it! Maybe it’s something as small as telling a stranger what a nice blouse they’re wearing or buying a bottle of water on a hot day for a homeless person. Don’t ask, just do. You may never know how much your comments and caring may help someone who is secretly struggling. You may have helped them get through another day…feeling as if they weren’t alone.
Remeber, life begins at the end of your comfort zone…