There are many that are ready to fight the current political establishment. There are many that are ready to fight against these first people. Which group of people has something worth fighting for? Both. But, what is it that each is fighting for? This is the question that each of us must ask ourselves. We can claim that we are fighting for the most noble causes – for people, for security, for freedom, for rights, for this, for that, for the other thing, etc.
But, who is fighting for honesty? Who is fighting for compassion? Who is fighting for mercy and forgiveness? Who is fighting for kindness and patience? Who is fighting for patience towards yet “not condemning” the other side?
The “fight” for these is in bringing them forth through our behavior. In effect, letting these live from inside us, coming from our own heart and mind, coming out in how we relate towards those around us is the strongest way to fight for them – by demonstrating them. It is the strongest way to make honesty alive, real and solid in the world. It is the strongest way to make compassion, kindness, patience and the others alive, real and solid in the world. But, it is a fight that few are willing to engage in, dismissing it easily as if Christ never mentioned it.
If we require the acts of others to have these qualities, yet without these qualities being alive in us, through our own actions, then we are not putting forth the good fight. When fighting for truth, why bother if we aren’t truthful with ourselves? When fighting for kindness, why bother if we’re not kind to our enemies? When fighting for mercy, why bother if we don’t show mercy to any group who thinks differently than we do?
Christ taught that the Romans were the brothers of the Jews. He never condemned the Romans or their system of government. Christ taught the message that what was worth fighting for was that which we can find within our own hearts. It requires us to address who we are within ourselves, first and foremost.
Governments and people in the government will come and go, but who will we be during this time slot – a kind and cooperative person if one side wins and a violent and condemning person if the other side wins?
What does it benefit us to gain all we want in government, or all we want within our own business, or in the world, but then lose our humanity, lose our respect and kindness towards others, our dignity and self-respect, lose our ideals and that which we strive for bettering ourselves? What does it benefit us, if we use our mind and heart to win the insult battle or win at condemning others more, or use our knowledge to belittle anyone, but then lose our spiritual path or lose our very soul in the process.
This will be done plenty, by others and ourselves, but who do we become when we add to the insults and belittling?
As human beings, we have many examples throughout history of when it became fun to cause suffering onto those we saw as less than, who we saw as beneath us in character, or the enemy, idiots or clueless. We have many examples of when it became easy to pick up the stones with which to stone others. We laugh at the words, today, that ridicule those we don’t like.
Imagine the world, today, if we put all that energy and effort into praying and meditating for all the people and all life on the Earth. Imagine if every day more and more people joined in the praying and meditating to lift the spirits of all life on the Earth.
How does something like millions of people joined in praying and meditating come into being and start? With one person one day deciding “I will.”
“We can do it if we try.” John Lennon
“If chaos, selfishness, bitterness and judgement of others gives us joy and peace of mind, and lifts one’s heart into the presence of Love, then by all means hold onto that. But, if it doesn’t, consider trading up for that which may be better at lifting one’s heart into the presence of Love.” (The Rainbow Cards, 1996-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)