All Lives Matter – Gearing Up for a Great 2021

Do all lives matter?

Are you completely confused about the conditions we found ourselves in during 2020?

Of course the beginning of the year we thought it would be synonymous with a perfect vision for our future, right? How did that work out? For centuries we’ve known we’d have to face something unbelievable, an apocalypse. That means a ‘revealing,’ not an end of the world. Perhaps it’s the cognitive dissonance we find offensive.

It’s obvious, though, that REM had it right, “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” Then again, so do many bands that foretold a rise of consciousness back in the 70s, like The Moody Blues, Rush, and Yes, for instance. I like the idea of being Starship Trooper on a beautiful blue marble in space where all life matters.

From Starship Trooper (YES):

Loneliness is a power that we possess to give or take away forever
All I know can be shown by your acceptance of the facts
There shown before you
Take what I say in a different way and it’s easy to say
That this is all confusion
As I see a new day in me, I can also show if you and you may follow

What’s it all mean? 2020 produced a kind of loneliness we’ve never experienced collectively, a question of how all lives matter. We have a combination of very clear and very confused states of mind around the globe, masked by the hidden agenda we all fear – a push for controlling populations. It worked. Are we going to acquiesce to a dystopian future? I think not. All lives do matter.

Compassion and understanding for the trials and tribulations we all face is a start for the next decade, launching 2021 with pride for who we are and what we stand for… an intelligent race able to move through the obfuscation of truth and unite as one people, one planet. Showing signs of caring and understanding, we look for those to follow that demonstrate all lives matter.

I know many feel helpless, misunderstood, and separated from each other in ways that just do not make sense at all. They feel all lives don’t matter and folks don’t really seem to care.

Still, we acquiesce to the notion of protection under the guise of being safe as we battle an enemy together. The enemy… can we really define it? It’s us, each of us who conform to a ‘new normal’ that limits our resilience in any way.

The resilience we can experience in the notion that all lives matter happens when good people step up and demonstrate what can happen when we turn crisis into opportunity; uniting in small ways to take care of local problems. We cannot take care of global problems without addressing them at local levels, like incarcerations, homelessness, poverty, sex trafficking, and our trash (not just the physical).

Back at the beginning of the forced obsession with self-hygiene (we all need to be cleaner), I made a statement of hope to my wife; that the self-hygiene might turn inward to self-awareness and a rise in better behavior toward each other. ALL LIVES MATTER

It really is an internal shift that is required, a release of separative notions and an openness to greater connection with life and love.

Love, after all, is an action word. The word itself doesn’t mean a thing… it’s our behavior. Within the thoughtmosphere of possibility, we choose our response to each moment with the power of faith, love, and trust.

Help is available for the asking.


Zen Benefiel
Zen Benefiel
Zen says his life has been spiced with personal and professional opportunities that came through his nurturing of faith, love, and trust that dreams do come true. What built that faith, love, and trust began as an orphan told of his adoption just after his 4th birthday. The spice continued with experiences that span the gamut of the paranormal and include off-planet engagements over a lifetime. Can you say outlier? With two Master’s degrees and multiple certifications as well as an interesting professional history ( his passion turned to transformational life coaching just after the turn of the century, having become a rather astute cognitive scientist with extraordinary insight and intuition, he transformed Be The Dream (founded in 1988) from the intention of bridging best business and spiritual practices to a reality that has served hundreds. A decade and a half of writing was filled with cathartic wonders. His gifts are useful for Team Partnering as well, facilitating people, places, and things to build mega-structures with pre-construction teambuilding sessions. Divorced with four children, 9 grandkids, and 2 great-grandsons, he remarried after 30 years. Luba is from St. Petersburg, Russia, and their meeting, both agree, was a cosmic conspiracy of destiny, spiritual compatibility, and future vision of a newly ordered world in harmony with natural order. After 47 years of preparation, and stepping into what feels like fulfilling destiny, he recently became the Executive Director of the Live and Let Live Global Peace Movement that is inspiring the world now.

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  1. I really appreciate the comments. It’s all in how you frame the statement and when it applies in conversation. When you speak from your heart and you intend to be kind, most often it works. When it doesn’t you’ve got a chance to practice active listening and non-violent communication. Confidence comes from practicing, acting as if, and understanding not everyone is kind and compassionate. I find it all has to do with where your attention, intention and actions stem from internally. Doing the right thing isn’t easy and rarely rewarded, but we do it anyway.

    I’ve spent my life being misunderstood and demeaned for being true to my nature.. my being.. and the understanding I have from experiences most never go through let alone take a deep dive into understanding those who’ve had similar events. I’m speaking of a profound NDE I had as a teen. You can probably find a poor attempt at explanation if you Google ‘messy antic complex.’ So, I get the lack of understanding and therefore the standard dismissal behavior. However, after 46 years of plowing through the preponderances that miss the mark, I’ve learned it doesn’t matter. People will be how and who they are until they aren’t and it isn’t up to me to change them, though I can offer suggestions and thoughts to ponder along the way.

  2. Zen, many times I have used the phrase “All Lives Matter”, and have been persecuted and demeaned for saying so. I have not a racist bone in my body to the true definition of the word, will always and only defend the innocent, the vulnerable, regardless of their skin color and turn to God for my strength in all things because I believe this world can be a better place, but the fight is on…..

  3. Bold words Zen. I had a friend that got a beating for answering a question that he was asked, he answered all lives matter. He took a beating for saying all lives matter. It truly is a frightening world we live in. What we write holds power, what we say on the streets can be dangerous. I seek a way to navigate this new normal and stay safe…..