Making an Opportunity Out of a Mess

April 10, 2009

I was thinking about a few things the other day.  (Thinking always gives me a horrible headache so I never do any more of it than I have to.)  What I thought about was the mess the world has gotten into in the last year and a half or so.  It seems to me that we, as a planet, have a great opportunity hiding within this mess.  Today we look at that opportunity.

 

Thankful Friday

As always, we take a few minutes on Friday to express our thanks.  Today I want to thank my friend Judy for the wonderful Reiki treatments she has given me in the last few weeks.  Judy – thanks for all the help.

 

We also always thank WordPress and FeedBurner for providing the tools that make this blog free for all of us.  Thanks WordPress and FeedBurner.

 

What a mess

As some of you know I am a cineaste (cinema enthusiast).  I particularly like movies from the great Hollywood directors of the 1930’s and early 1940’s.  One such director is Frank Capra.  Most of us know him for “It’s A Wonderful Life”.

 

Frank Capra also made a film called “Meet John Doe”.  In this movie the character played by Walter Brennan says a line that is one of my all time favorite movie lines.  “I don’t read no papers, and I don’t listen to radios either. I know the world’s been shaved by a drunken barber, and I don’t have to read it.”

 

Well – I think the world has once again been shaved by a drunken barber.  We don’t have to read about it or see it on TV.

 

Where it came from

Part of the reason that we have the mess that we do is that a group of people attempted (and are still attempting) to divide us from each other.  They have a vision of the world wherein they feel safe only if they are in control of things.

 

In order to gain this control they have attempted (and often succeeded) in dividing us into smaller groups.  Once they have divided us, they then attempt to get us to fight with each other.  Once we start fighting each other we are no longer paying attention – or resisting them.

 

This has made it much easier for this group of people to consolidate the power that they think they need in order to maintain their control.  When you look at the overall economic and political situation in the world for the past ten years you can see how many of us paid more attention to things like gay rights, abortion, illegal immigration, and fear of terrorists than the real political and economic issues.  While our attention was diverted we gave away our power.

 

The opportunity

Here is the opportunity hidden within this current mess – we can now learn to work together.  We have had many years of a small group working against the interests of the large group.  We now have a chance for the large group to learn to work together in a way that helps us all.

 

We have the chance to learn that when we help each other we are actually helping ourselves.  We can choose to work together for the good of all of us.

 

We can also choose to only work for what is good for ourselves right now – and the hell with anyone else – let them take care of themselves.

 

All the great men of all the great religions have always encouraged us to work together and help each other.  Ignoring those that we can help only diminishes us.

 

Here is the way to help all of us – working together for the common good.  Let’s all of us choose to work together.  We will help each other and the world will be a better place.

 

Have a great weekend

This weekend is a special time for many religions.  My hope is that all of our readers observing religious events this weekend have a safe, happy, and holy weekend.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

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