Time To ‘Fess Up.
WE WOULD ALL LOVE TO SEE the world change for the better of course, but there’s a problem. We believe that we are separate from the world around us, so we don’t think it’s our responsibility to fix it. We happily leave that to ‘others’ while blaming them for the violence in the world.
Each of us believes that we are perfectly sane and decent people, while it is those ‘other nasty people’ who are evil and causing the upheavals in the world. This delusion is part of our problem, a problem that we urgently need to resolve.
We know that the cause of this violent world is violent people, that’s evident, but everyone, including yourself thinks that those other people are the exception to the rule, don’t you? Be honest, do you ever get annoyed, cross, frustrated, irritated or angry with someone or the world at times? Of course you do. We all do.
All of that aggravation that unconsciously churns away within us when we are upset is violence in action. These negative feelings are sneakily hidden behind the facade of a loving, gentle human being that you show to the world… and most times you are… but when something goes wrong, something unexpected or upsetting – what happens?
With a little bit of self observation you can if you are brave enough… and honest enough, admit to the fact that you are just the same as those ‘other people’ in the world. For the world you see is but a reflection of what’s inside of you.
Only by honestly facing the fact that we are just as violent as those ‘other bad people’ can we find the cure for man’s violent nature. Only by becoming consciously aware that all of us are wrong can we create the opportunity to make all of us, and the world we live in right.
If we can accept the responsibility and ‘fess up to the fact that we are no better than anyone else – without any self recrimination – but simply by making the unconscious conscious, then the world out there has a fairly good chance of changing for the better…
Dan’s Quote: “Most people don’t really want the truth. They just want the
______________constant reassurance that what they believe in is the truth.