To be a beneficial presence in the world is to care for our world and all of humanity. This circle of caring must include ourselves as it extends out into the world around us. During this time, there is much uncertainty, yet this has been a key theme of all times. What has stood out the most has been the need for inclusiveness and understanding between all people.
Recently, I wrote a short piece with limited availability for words. Some of the incorrect conclusions of a few readers led me to a deeper understanding of just how paralyzed in trauma many currently are in the world. I believe this can be remedied through calling forth more leadership that unifies us. This can be leadership in education, politics, the healing arts and amongst all published authors.
It was apparent to me that a few key words can trigger deep trauma. Today, in this very sensitive time, there can be very common and non-judgmental words that can be used to have certain meaning depending on what news sources people choose to absorb. What seems essential is a bit of mass consciousness unplugging in order to hear from the heart.
When something feels like a trigger and there is a tendency to make a judgement, we can practice coming home into ourselves. A good way to practice this is to immediately slow down the breath and to consciously breathe in and out. Placing our right hand on our heart and our left hand over the right, we can feel our heart move up and down. As we notice this pattern and vibration we can then ask ourselves, “what would my heart say?”
Now is the time as a global community to notice any and all triggers. Certainly, our world does not need more of them released during this time. There are some ways of communication that can help prevent conflict. I personally find the most important to be asking questions. When we ask questions, we can get to the heart of the matter.
The reality is that no one ever truly knows the intentions of the other without asking questions. When framing the questions, it is additionally important to phrase them without assumptions. This creates an opportunity for dialogue without shutting anyone down.
All people have a right to their own unique feelings, thoughts and forms of expressions. No one has all of the answers and that is why science continues to ask questions. We can follow suite by remembering to always step into the mindset of not knowing and asking questions from the heart.
Humanity is diverse and that is what makes us so beautiful. When we can accept and embrace diverse views, thoughts and feelings, then we too can accept our own inner and outer diversity.
When people express other views, they might not be trying to say they know it all and have the ultimate truth. They may simply need some space to breathe and allow for whatever arises to have a safe space to release.
If we truly care about others, then we truly care about our world. Our world is made up of all and finding loving kindness to listen to others is essential.
Let us do our best to respect one another and to listen from the heart. Sometimes what someone expresses changes in day or a month. When we can realize that everything is in constant motion, then we can relax and trust that this too shall pass.
Both beneficial and non-beneficial energies exist in ourselves and in our Universe. Sometimes there just needs to be a release. As long as no one is in front of us being violent, then certainly we can breathe and allow this too to pass.
The environment within us is important for us to be a beneficial presence to ourselves and others. When we can navigate within and realize that every trigger is about us and not them, then we truly will begin to see a transformation in our world.
Taking responsibility for our energy is key to living at peace with ourselves and within our world.