Be The Light You Seek in Life
By Frank Kermit
There are times when the world around us seems too chaotic, too violent and just does not make sense.
It is too easy to become disillusioned with people in general, and the natural reaction to lash out at something, or some one, or some group of people can feel very justified in the moments we are emotionally compromised.
In those moments where, we are scared, we feel violated, and we do not feel safe, anger can take over and cause people to act in violent ways against the people they target.
However, the people being targeted tend to be innocent of any incident, because they are being attacked as symbols of threats, and not the ones who actually threatened anyone.
To anyone reading this that has been affected in any way by the violence and crisis covered in mainstream media I implore you to pause for just one moment before taking any actions into your own hands.
Yes, it is important to take actions to protect yourself and to protect your loved ones.
It is also just as important, that you do not become, in that moment, exactly the type of person you are raging against:
A person who is acting out of maliciousness and irrational sentiment in the name of a higher cause.
If you give in to that violent impulse, you are just perpetuating the cycle of violence that leaves no safe places for our future decedents.
If you want to change the world, and make the world a better place, the most powerful place is to start with your own heart.
Do not just seek better behavior from the people in positions of power. Seek within to create that destiny.
Be the light that you seek in the world.
Be the example of how others should treat one another by treating others with the same kindness and compassion you wish others would display as well.
Making the world a better place starts with you showing other how, by the way you make choices for your own life.
Do you believe the world lies too much?
Be the example of how to share the truth.
Do you believe the world cheats too much?
Be the example of how to practice ethical openness.
Do you believe the world fights too much? Be the example of trying more diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts.
Do you believe the world is too indifferent to suffering?
Be the example of compassion you think the world needs.
Human beings are creatures of influence.
You have the power to influence others through your actions.
A new year is coming.
You can make it a good one.
FRANK KERMIT MA
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