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.