Friday, January 1, 2016

2016! Be a Force For Good

There is no doubt that the negative emotions of fear and anger dominated the headlines during 2015.

The near-overwhelming dark news of human behavior disheartens us. We can feel loss of ways to make our personal and social lives filled with promise and hope.

But what if we individually, and thereby, collectively decide to become "A Force for Good" and take personal action to bring fear and anger to its knees, and learn to breathe in rhythm with the earth, and smile when we feel the muscles in our face begin to grimace?

Until we each find our own peace within and act upon and share that peace, I suppose universal peace is nothing more than a dream.  But dreams can come true.  Just as we can force our anger upon others, so can we bring peace with compassionate acts overriding fear-driven behavior.

What if instead of open carry laws that represent fear and retribution, we open carry kindness and empathy?

What if instead of mocking the poor and disenfranchised, we take action to erase poverty?

What if instead of shopping 'till we drop, we find satisfaction with the many gifts that we already hold?

These are just a few thoughts about taking action to change the course of this planet and the people with whom we share this cosmic carnival ride through space.

Take 5 minutes to watch this video from the I am a Force 4 Good campaign.

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