22d0613 BLOK / T.T.
People have a great capacity to love, but also a great capacity to hate, as well! Once negative emotions are engaged, trouble. This is why the Buddhists say that emotions can be destructive! But, how to control? Meditation and chanting, they would recommend. The less evolved lose control, nee violence, conflict and ultimately war. And there’s so much of it in the world today, Junio, 2013, too much! STOP THE VIOLENCE!
The solution… evolution, higher consciousness! But, how to achieve? Let us hope we have time enough to evolve, before destroying ourselves! But, I think it was Carl Sagan, who wrote that civilizations don’t outlive their technology. The fact that we developed nuclear weapons shows how unevolved we really are! We’re beneath, behind, our four-legged friends, as they don’t do such nonsense.
Is it a way of helping to reduce over population, this violence, wars? Maybe, but we can go too far in that direction, and one wonders, when the last of us goes, will we have been here at all?
Look around the world, in the media at least, and what to you notice? Unrest, conflict, violence, war, and suffering! You see it on the children’s faces! Yet, no adult seems all that concerned about everyone’s children. What will they be like as adults having lived through hell as children?
We need to develop our capacity to love, which is ultimately sacrifice for others, forgiveness or ourselves and others, understanding and accepting difference, giving generously even when we don’t have it to give, and kindness to strangers! This has to come from the heart, it’s a giving that makes the recipient feel safe, of being cared for, of someone else concerned about their wellbeing. Love, in a word! We only, add one ‘wor(l)d,’ unconditional! Unconditional love!