Love Will Prevail
We have seen an upheaval in the country and world in the past several months from the Coronavirus. And then the racial tension arising from the death of George Floyd that triggered protests and rioting. Our lives have been disrupted in unforeseen ways. We are unable to plan when our lives will return to normal, whatever “normal” will be. So, what now?
Change takes us out of our comfort zone. We are shaken out of complacency and forced to take stock of our view, values, and virtues. Instead of resisting change, take a new approach and release your fear of change—embrace it. Question the old assumptions about the former beliefs.
There are endless possibilities for improvement and innovation if we contemplate the possibilities and alternatives. Consider the advances that sheltering has shown us:
- Working at home online has improved the environment, reduced fuel cost, cut the stress and wasted time of daily travel to office, improved utility bills, and improved family time.
- Time at home has broadened personal educational opportunities with online learning courses, home schooling, low-cost or free self-improvement and personal development summits and courses offered by educational institutions and health and wellness institutes.
- Businesses have created innovative ways to offer services and products to customers such as online ordering and pickup, improved personal delivery services, and in-store social distancing, check-out shields to protect cashiers.
- The travel industry is adapting by offering free cancellation programs, buy now and travel later programs, and discount deals for future travel as incentives.
Now, the outburst of the racism arising from the senseless loss of another black life offers us tremendous potential for change. We can again consider how to address the social, economic, housing, medical, and personal racism that still exists in the worldwide culture. Prejudice and discrimination are alive and well in the world, which means that we still, individually, harbor these feeling in our personal energy fields, consciousness, and belief systems.
Possibilities for change exist now.
We must take personal responsibility to root out prejudice and shift our attitude on racism by educating ourselves, taking community action, and altering our energetic fields. Consider whether you need someone different to blame, scapegoat, look down on, bully, or ignore if they are being mistreated? Own your racism and prejudice. If so, what do you need to do to change your perspective? Look at possibilities for change within, in your community and organizations. Take action. The world will not change unless we consciously do.
Here are several steps to deal with releasing the fear of change and embracing the future:
- Acknowledge Reality: Face the facts and accept them. The past cannot be changed so acknowledge and accept what is.
- Express your emotions: Do not ignore your feelings of disappointment, fear, grief, anger, or depression. Remember: what resists, persists.
- Let go of the past: Do not hold onto past expectations and desires. Clinging to old views and desires stifles our creative response to new situations.
- Find your Center: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Count Leo Tolstoy. Ultimately our peace comes from that still place within each of us where we connect with the Divine and find our Truth. Change within and you change your world.
- Balance: Chaos is always temporary. The Universe is designed to move toward order. Recognize that the chaos you feel today is just a passing phase. We are always moving toward balance. We have control over whether we stay longer in chaos or order.
Love your family, do your best, help your friends and community, extend a helping hand to those in need. The best revenge is happiness. Kindness, love and compassion will shift energy more quickly than all the negativity generated by the unconscious masses. Love will prevail.