Margaret Wheatley 391 words, 20K views, 23 comments
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On Jan 16, 2016Jagdish P Dave wrote :
We, as a human race, are encountering gigantic storm. We witness it as well as we experience it. We have all kinds of storms created by us..No Gods have condemned us to death. We are condemning ourselves to death.We have weather storms, climate storms,, ecological storms, radical ideological storms, financial storms, political and social storms. It is a stormy world we live in.And we all are paying a heavy cost physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually and globally.
We cannot afford to have an ostrich mentality wising, hoping and praying that these storms will pass away over our head. Apathy, denial, blaming and doing nothing constructively is suicidal.
Now is the time to wake up. Now is the time to join hands with people close in our family and community. Now is the time to join hands with people beyond our borders. We need to break out of individualistic, isolating and self-serving mindset. Now is the time to tackle it. If not know, then the Doom's Day prophecy will prevail.
When things did not go the way I wanted and expected, I used to externalize and point finger towards somebody. That kind of mindset caused suffering in me and people close to me. I have learned to look within mindfully and free myself from the bondage I create within myself. When my mind is liberated, I feel positive energy, robust hopefulness and deeply connected with people who are joining hands to create a better world to live in-a world where sanity prevails; a world where we have a common mission and vision of treating each other as sisters and brothers, as friends and fellow travelers with open minds and open hearts. This is me, a child of the sacred Mother Earth receiving blessings with gratitude.
May my stay be instrumental in planting trees of love, compassion and selfless service! May we all join our hands to work for a noble cause!
Jagdish P Dave
On Jan 18, 2016Marh Beth wrote :
I love what you wrote. I believe that we must act to create new models if that's what we're called on to do. I live in America and the "founding fathers" who designed our democracy were trying to bring the ideas of the Enlightenment to the governance of man, the one major area where they believed they had not yet penetrated. They sat down and tried to change the world and succeeded. Who's to say we can't redesign our world to make it work better for us and the other creatures who share it with us. There are times when we have to accept our limits but there are also times when we need to attempt to realize our visions.
On Jan 19, 2016Pinky wrote :
Thank you for what you wrote. I am grateful to you for your writings here. It helps me to understand the passage more.