The recent violence in Buffalo is another disturbing incident in many violent and frightening tragedies. It casts a light on the many in our society that are angry and emotionally lost. Anger turned into destructive violence is slowly but surely poisoning our culture and ourselves slowly but surely. Violence such as this often comes from a place of rage and hopelessness. It’s frightening to see that it is happening more and more frequently. What is our society learning from these tragedies? Acting out of anger only temporarily solves the issue. Anger is a natural feeling. What matters is what we do with it. How do we react, and what do we create?
It takes the strength of character, a solid moral and emotional compass, and a love for self and others not to fall into the pit of bitterness, anger, resentment, or resignation. Many of us buckle underneath what looks like senseless cruelty, extremism, and brutality that laces our lives and filters into our homes, minds, and souls. We lash out in regressive ways due to our failure to regulate our emotions.
How do we stay positive, loving, and committed to doing good? It is a moment-to-moment struggle, a continuous commitment to choose to live on the side of peace and compassion and act from there. The Buffalo incident showed us how an 18-year-old boy affected by a long history of oppression and brutality lashed out in violence, causing further destruction and unsettlement. This will create a never-ending cycle of hate that will only lead to more lives being lost.
How can we settle society's minds and souls in the realm of peace? I don’t know an easy answer, and it is not an easy task.
We need to look in the mirror long and hard. Crises are a call for change, and this one is a very thunderous scream. Make it your business to become part of the necessary and inevitable shift. Use your love and your passion to manifest the message of compassion for yourself and humanity. That message to me is an invitation to give birth to an expanded consciousness within ourselves—experiencing one’s self as one with all people and all creation. If you are experiencing depression, hopelessness, bitterness, or loneliness. I can help you. Book yourself a 30-minutes free session with me.
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