Greenhouse Primrose…Light, Love and Laughter to all of you….
“People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
I tend to stay away from politics on FB because I have little desire to enter into arguments with my friends and I know from experience that most people are not willing to entertain the possibility that their thought processes could be faulty and they close themselves off to open thinking and change.
That said I do want to write about a subject I think of often.
It has always appeared to me that the most powerful emotion of mankind in these days is fear.
Fear of dying, fear of illness, fear of abandonment, fear of loss of loved ones, fear of flying, fear of being in public, fear of being alone, fear of not having enough money, fear of becoming homeless, fear of loss of your stuff, fear of not having enough to eat, fear of having too much to eat, fear of war, fear of alien invasion, fear of aliens (of all kinds), fear of loss of status, fear of looking like a fool, fear of not fitting in, fear of spiders, fear of the unknown, fear of snakes, fear of the known, fear of close spaces, fear of wide open spaces, fear of ………………..FEAR
Many religions have used the fear of hell very effectively over the centuries. When people allow fear to dictate their actions I think it often clouds their judgement. Should we not live through love instead and allow that to motivate our actions instead of some notion that we will face eternal damnation if we do not follow the dictation of some religious doctrine?
Politicians are particularly adept at using fear as a motivator. They tell us to hate or to fear specific groups: conservatives or liberals, Republican or Democrat, Muslims or Jews, immigrants or the poor, people of a race different from ours. Do they do this to help the public or to protect us? I don’t think so at all. They do it to divide, to profit or to get elected. Do not be misled by the rhetoric of the powerful who wish to control through fear. Fill your heart with positive thoughts and trust it to guide you. You cannot see the path where it might lead you, but I believe it will be a brighter and more beautiful one than the darkness and chaos where fear and hate will take you.