in this life, you're only responsible for where you are and how you yourself see in this reality. you're only responsible for the energy you bring to the table. when ever this idea is presented in conversations, there's this "what about the world" or "what about those people over there" standpoint that comes. but as neville eloquently put it, "leave the mirror and change your face. leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself." it's the same thing jesus said in that "first remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye."
clarify your own vision, your conceptions, of yourself before you go asserting what's wrong with other people and the world. there are many other's who've expressed this wisdom and continue to do so, and in my view, it is an essential standpoint to examine. if you see something awry, it's not "out there" - it's only your vision of "out there" that's amiss. "what is" as in what appears right now for you is only what you're giving attention to, be it your personal "what is" or your broader global perception of "what is." these are your perceptions, your personal selective interpretations of reality, yourself, and the world at large. all you ever have is your own vision, your own viewpoint, the story you tell yourself about yourself and life.
thought by thought you are contributing to the field, your environment, that appears as this experience. in this very instant, thought by thought you are penetrating the receptive matrix of our reality to mold and hold an image of the world - your vision, your perception. so what is your vision? are you holding a vision of separation of a world of lacking and limited beings? what is your perceptual offering? what is and will your contribution be?
the miracle of this design is, if you wish to see a change in the world "out there" then you need only become the embodiment of the very energy you want to see "out there." if you want to see peace, then you yourself must embody the energy of peace. thought by thought and feeling by feeling you yourself must be peace.
when Mahatma Gandhi said "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" he wasn't saying anything other than this. you literally must be the vibration that you wish to see in the world.
how do you do that? consistent practice. consistently anchoring the thoughts that line-up to whatever it is you want to see "out there" within yourself. monitor your wandering mind and see what you're collecting in thought. literally embody the energy, pulling it into every atom of your being, and then sending that back into the environment.
what will this do? a lot more than simply walking around with a mixed bag of thoughts about yourself and life and putting that insecure energy into expression. this reality is a field of ongoing interaction between you and your environment. you send out waves of energy to all things around you and you receive matching waves of energy from all things around you.
and you get to choose what kind of energy in the forms of your thoughts, beliefs, words, and actions you put out, you emanate. you can ground yourself in that higher inner Knowledge, or you can leave your mental house unchecked and roller-coaster all over your scenes with insecurity.
so what kind of energy do you want to contribute to your environment, this world? what is it that you're wanting to see in this world and what drum are you beating? are you wanting to see peace and wholeness, and yet in your thoughts and expressions beating the drum of discord, lack, and limitation? what are you projecting out into the field thought by thought, belief by belief? what kind of energy are you bringing to the table? what are you offering to your Self, your environment? what kind of energy emanates from you?
it's a worthy examination. a necessary one since we are all participators in this three dimensional vibratory fest.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.” Marcel Proust
what you see in multiplicity veils the hidden simplicity. and in keeping your attention on that hidden simplicity, you have turned the mind away from insecurity and onto the secure ground of Being Here Now - in Oneness. this is being Peace.
Om shanti shanti shanti