” When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”*Thomas Sowell
Intention creates our reality, but is that reality the truth or what you want others to hear?
So much of what is happening in our world today – and, yes, I am talking about the global collective – is an intense “zeal” to win arguments, to discredit others, to create pain, and to hate…all for personal benefit.
I am not taking sides here. I see what is happening across all political, economic and justice issues. And so I ask. WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION?
If we want change – the change that benefits a collective consciousness – then we need to examine our individual intentions. Are we working towards the good of all or only those who think like us? Only those who don’t threaten what I believe to be the truth.
AND SO WE SHOULD ASK
- Am I promoting my truth because I fear the changes that may come? Am I simply protecting self?
- My truth may not be your truth. And my truth may not be good for the whole. Am I or you more important than the all?
I THINK NOT.
And if not, then we each need to reexamine our intentions. How?
- Shift our sense of self from singular to a person who is part of a larger community.
- Shift our perceptions from one of threat to what is possible. Just because there is a change, it doesn’t mean we lose. In fact, the results may likely be quite the opposite.
- Shift from sureness of our knowing to one of learning and not assuming.
- Shift by letting go of what “was” and bring ourselves into what can be created when we work together for the all.
- Shift from living with anxiety to one that finds joy in hidden corners.
Create a new reality built on the truth of a world for all. Act on intentions devoid of fear. Act on intentions that are for the greater good and not painful consequences.
By the way – laughter goes a long way in clearing the head and making space in the heart.