Every spiritual guide known to the human race throughout history has clearly set forth the path to enlightenment. Quiet acceptance, diligence of thought, and peace of mind and heart. With ourselves and others, compassion and kindness take the lead as we attempt to achieve success throughout our lives. Fighting together for world peace seems more than advisable.
What about these statements appears to be completely lost and forgotten today? Everything, as we see. Financial structures throughout the world are in meltdown . . . millions of our planet's inhabitants are without basic requirements such as pure water, adequate food or shelter, and even safety from predators - more often the human type.
Media circuses tend to exaggerate and promote contention, along with advocation of retaliation, often reaching such intense proportions that it becomes abusive, even predatory. Political parties daily fling insults toward dissenters . . . employing vandalism and vicious verbal abuse, while attempting to sway public opinion toward whatever 'cause' they currently espouse.
We're missing something here. Some integral, essential qualities . . . notably cooperation, understanding, composure, and dignity. The world we face each day is a morass of furious, pointless squabbling . . . desperation's ugliest countenance.
Take a deep breath. Become aware of the state of humankind. Remember good. Believe in positive change. Think carefully. Know that no matter who wins the petty fight, war continues . . . and certainly will lay waste to quality of life so long as it exists.
Lose righteous anger, careless use of ridicule, willingness to inflict damage, defensiveness, deceit. Acquire love, empathy, patience, care for others, all others. Cultivate a generous spirit, employ mercy. Damage, inflicted purposefully or accidentally, does not usually confine itself to a small area.