So, there’s a lot of angst and outrage out there at the moment isn’t there? And yes, I get it. Politically, socially, culturally there’s no shortage of things to make you stabby. But I believe that the level of outrage, negativity and criticism flying around at the moment is doing a great disservice to everyone. And most importantly, to their cause. How can we differentiate what is truly important when there are no degrees of criticism or outrage. It just makes it too easy to tune it all out.
Oh of course, one shouldn’t just meekly accept it. But fighting negativity, thoughtlessness and even cruelty with even more negativity- well, that doesn’t make sense to me. And well, complaining on social media, that’s not really action is it.
I’m seeing my positive peeps dropping like flies. Once hopeful, creative and full of vision, many of those I relied on to be a guiding light are getting caught up in the ugliness.
Me? I’m looking to great leaders such as Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama, who use love and compassion, who have seen past the negativity, to a vision of hope and action.
I refuse to be a part of the outrage and negativity. Instead of focusing on the negative, I’m choosing to be a part of the solution. I’m choosing to be the change I want to see. (Beautifully said, Ghandi).
And sure, I’m one of the lucky ones- privileged, largely personally unaffected by the horribleness happening. But that gives me a responsibility doesn’t it?
I’m being shout from the rooftops positive (see my post on sugar trolls) and avoiding unnecessary outrage and negativity (see No news is good news). I’m acknowledging the bad- no denial here. But I’m going to be the voice of compassion and kindness. I won’t engage in gossip or negativity. I will hold out hope and a brighter vision. I’m going to magnify the good I see in the world, heart and arms wide open. I’m going to read and do things that make me feel good. I’m going to help people. I’m going to look for the good in people- everyone. I’m going to be grateful for the many wonderful things I have.
I’m going to build a calmy army- wont you join me?