I woke up today, a bit in fear. Based on last weeks Las Vegas events, I woke up last Monday in complete shock, sadness and like what the F is happening??
So understandably last night I was praying the mantra:
“Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.”
Translates to: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.
When we don’t have words for things, events, situations. We have questions. Why did this happen? Who did this and what was his family history? What could possibly be the motive? And the list goes on. This is life, questioning as the first line of defense to try and organize our thoughts and maybe try to understand.
As I’m getting older and I look around at my tribesmen, who are mostly people 65 and up. They basically have zero filters and very matter of fact state their opinion, because they can, because they deserve to. They’ve lived life a heck of a lot longer and experienced every emotion and possible disorder in the psychologists handbook. So they’ve taught me a few things, and that’s stop overthinking! Sometimes people are just that crazy! (Please refer to this amazing post (HA!) We Are All Crazy)
Yes, people are sometimes just crazy! I mean I get we need to know history and mental capacity and that helps us learn and grow and hopefully recognize things before it escalates. But sometimes we need to put shit in the That’s crazy|He’s crazy|She’s crazy File and move forward to WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO!
I mean there are still people questioning gun control. There are still people that think mental illness is not a real thing. There are people who actually believe that a person’s family history or personal relationships could possibly be a reason to what …make it ok? Who the F knows!
All I know is people are frustrated at the political system or think its fine, or are angry with the media, or scared about writing that book, or sad about their cat. Its really like so what are you going to do about it? Stop being like the girl whose like I have a drug problem, I have a drug problem, I have a drug problem. SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT Repeating Reshma?? (see what I did there! )
Its time to actually do it! Write the book, start a petition, say a prayer, wave to a stranger, post a blog. Even just speaking up about it, is ok. I mean sitting there and watching the fake news, new news, real news is not going to change a damn thing! It’s the first law of thermodynamics! Did I lose you? The law says that the change in energy of a system needs heat and work! So create some work off that Heat (the emotion, the passion you feel)!
Doing something is doing something. Its not just about politics…its about any movement you are compelled to make. The world needs you!
Lets get involved in the world. Lets show up. Lets be seen and heard and seen and heard. I often think, I’m just one person, but in my direct family, I have 5 people I can affect. And then my friends another 1 (wink) and then …you get it!
One person really can do anything. I mean I can turn this into a list of names of just 1 person who has made a HUGE difference, but I won’t do that because we all know, its time to do!
But in case you still need some more Monday Motivation: Florence Nightengale, Rosa Parks, Marie Stopes, Antonina Zabinski, Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Sargent Dakota Meyer, Coco Chanel, Elon Musk, Ben Silbermann.
I’m always happy to hear you and see you, please feel free to share your story.
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