What is the cause of the current shift in our part of earthly experience? Can any of this be reversed? Have we past the point of a return to civility? Many will say that racism has been in existence, just hidden behind a state in which technology never existed to this degree. This is true. In order for this level of racial maleficent to explode in our space at this level, it had to be building up from its existence from within its core. The polarization of racism gained more traction and became a major festered wound, due to its empowerment from those with power to bring it to the forefront, with no regard to who it may impact either positively or negatively.
When we arm people with tools to cultivate, we are empowering them to use such tools to make an impact, and said impact can be a hazard to life as we know it.
How do we remain calm and content when it seems that the forces around us demand otherwise? We can remain calm and content using the power that was given to us by our Creator. We were given the ability to make our own choices. We can choose to be vile and wicked, or we can choose to be calm, content, and give love. The choices we make today, will certainly impact our tomorrow. To choose to love others regardless, is a easy choice. When we do good, it follows.
In the space of a month of visiting my local café through the drive-thru, I was amazed that on 2 separate occasions, the customer in front of me showed kindness by paying for my latte. The small gestures hit me like a ton of bricks, due to the current events playing out in front of my eyes. The customers did not inquire as to who I was, they did not care about my skin tone, or whether I came from another part of the world, they simply wanted to do something nice for someone. That kind gesture imparted something to me, it reminded me that though the world is in turmoil, and though my TV screen constantly force bitterness and hatred through the constant revolving door or racism, there are people who still care, people saying "I matter", "you matter". Due to the act of kindness I experienced, I was empowered to pay it forward.
Show kindness and live justly as you go on your journey. Depart from anger and bitterness. Live a life of purpose through accountability, putting others first, being empathetic, transparent, content and calm. Stand up for the little man, stand up for the underprivilege, speak up for those who can't speak for themselves. Do not keep quiet on things that warrant your need to act on behalf of others.
Can we change the current path we are on? I do not know, but what I do know is that it will be too late late to make an impact when we die. The time is now and you have the key in your hand right now, to start something good and positive.