“May you live in interesting times ” goes the ancient Chinese curse. For many people, things seem to be spinning into a new chaos where civility, kindness and the truth are no longer valued and have been replaced with avarice, and greed and self dealing at the highest levels of society and government. Interesting times, indeed.
This system has a history of failure. We keep looking in the wrong direction when the feast is right before us. Think of Rumi’s advice about consciousness and love: “there is more to want here than money and being famous and bites of roasted meat.” These three maya standards have been the building blocks of cultures so far. All of these cultures have been unconscious of where true happiness lies. All have been lost in ignorance and have disappeared.
The good news is that you are not powerless, regardless of what the mob does. It is up to those seeking a kinder and more compassionate world to create that in their own lives and spread this in their personal aura or vicinity. This is the only way things will ever change for the better. You have the power to make this change in your life and spread it to others through a loving example! You are at the controls. This is a very exciting challenge. It also takes courage.