Take responsibility to change the world

government-failureReality sure is doing its best to knock us down. The question is, when it beats and batters us into submission, will we get back up? And if we do, will we keep going the same old way or try something else?

The oil spill in the Gulf is but one example as it wakes us from our slumber to face head on our refusal to recognize our interconnectedness with the planet of which we’re part. No longer can we ignore the fact that we’re part of this giant eco-system, and if we destroy it, we are destroying ourselves as well.

Lives have been lost; countless more are disrupted. Unforeseen possibilities too horrible to imagine are working their way into our awareness, and bringing with them greater probability for manifestation in our world.

So what will we do about it? Will we roll over and play dead? Will we wring our hands and cry, “Woe is me?”

Or will we roll up our sleeves and pick ourselves up off the mat of despair and begin to do something about it — not just cleaning up the spill itself, but also our own acts and begin taking responsibility for how we conduct our affairs. That means not only cleaning up our messes, but also exercising restraint over our rampant desires so we don’t keep pushing the envelope for more, more, more without considering the consequences.

I’m not suggesting greater governmental influence or action. Rather, the responsibility lies with us individually. And until we change, our leaders will not. For they simply reflect the consciousness of the greater society to which we contribute.

The spill is simply the last in a long line of abuses perpetrated to give us the resources, products and life styles we want. The problem is that we never set the ground rules under which their work would be done or put priority on our relationship with the earth (not to mention each other). We live without balance focused only on what we want with utter disregard for all else, blindly going about our merry ways regardless of the consequences.

And it doesn’t just happen in our energy affairs. It happens in all aspects of our lives. Especially in how we treat each other.

The is but one instance, but an important one.

Reality has knocked us down. The question is, will we seize this opportunity to shift into a new relationship with our planet and decide that we must find a way to get what we need (and want) without doing harm to the world around us?

We shall see, won’t we?

Whether we do or we don’t, the responsibility for what happens starts and ends with us. We’re on the mat now, and the count has started.

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John Dennison

John Dennison

Editor-in-Chief at PeaceOptions.com
John is a recovering lawyer, spiritual teacher and sepsis survivor. He speaks for peace through knowing yourself and changing your world. His book, "Whispers in the Silence - Living by the Light of Your Soul," is a guide to listen to your inner voice.

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