An Inside Story 28
EACH one of us must take full responsibility for our own actions, we cannot afford to fail. We need to realize now, that the physical effort we have been using so far to try and resolve our problems has been largely ineffective. Our inadequate responses have caused our world to be in the violent state of anarchy that we now find it in.
Unawareness is the major handicap that is holding us back from evolving as competent, compassionate beings, who are ready and able to take adult response-ability (the ability to respond adequately to the problems we now face) for the continuation and blossoming of our species in this world we have been privileged to inhabit.
Any physical effort, such as imposing restrictions and penalties or forcing others to comply with some law or dogma has not worked in the past and never will. To become consciously aware of ourselves at every single moment as we walk, talk and interact with people and the environment as a whole, whilst performing our mundane daily tasks is the solution.
A housewife needs to be aware of what she is doing while she is performing her home duties, a man at his work can stop for a moment and realize what he is doing. When walking, we can all become aware of the feel of the ground beneath our feet, the feel of our hands in our pockets, or the touch of the coffee cup. Although these actions may seem simple, they are important lessons that we need to learn.
Those simple tasks, when done consciously, change our whole day. Unconscious thoughts cannot creep up on us and take us by surprise if we remain awake and aware of the world around us and ourselves. We magically become response-able people.
We must become aware of our awareness, not be lost in our thoughts. Thoughts can be colored by our emotions, awareness cannot. We human beings have a lot of good points as well as bad, so it is up to each and every one of us to personally change ourselves within and save our species…
Dan’s Quote: “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized
_____________by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation
_____________and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.”- Dalai Lama