I can imagine that many of you, especially when witnessing the amount of injustice, tragedy and inhumanity that takes place in our planet, start to think that our Dreamscaping and Lovescaping movement is an elusive, or perhaps idyllic, goal.
I know because I have sometimes thought so too. It is easy to get lost in the spiraling bad news there are in the world today. The media certainly doesn’t help either. There are few news outlets that focus on the good work that is being carried out by infatigable people who fight for social justice, peace and liberty throughout the world. Many, in fact, I believe most, we will never hear about. But I’m writing this post today to urge all of us out there who come close to losing hope, to HOLD ON! HOLD ON! HOLD ON! It is during these trying moments when our convictions, our values, our ethical behavior and our sense of compassion, empathy and humanity for the world must come to the surface in unison to cry out: NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED LOVE!!!
Fellow dreamscapers and lovescapers, now it’s the time to lead by example. All of us out there, who still believe that there’s hope for a better world: the change begins with us. Easier said than done, but it is time to truly evaluate our actions and ask ourselves questions such as: “Were my actions congruent with my ideals?” “Would I have liked it if someone did/said the same to me?” “How I can be the better person?” “How am I contributing to fight prejudice, hatred and injustice?” “Did my actions infringe in somebody else’s liberties?””Was I respectful when confronted by a different opinion?” “Did I pause for a second and try to empathize with the person with whom I disagreed to try and understand where they were coming from?” Etc, etc, etc… These are the sort of questions me need to ask ourselves in order to check if we are being congruent with our Lovescaping and Dreamscaping goals.
I couldn’t help but remember one of my favorite poems, Rudyard Kipling’s “If,” while writing this post. I leave you with it, in hopes that his words leave an indelible mark upon us all.
by Rudyard Kipling