I'm not that powerful, all 'I' can do is pray?!?
All I can do is go about my personal goals and intentions and hope for a better world?!?
Somehow that does not ring true for me.
Like the roots and branches of a tree everything is interconnected on our planet. Prayer is powerful, but, God also gave us free will. Free will to create and fulfill....
I think we can feel personally fulfilled in some areas of our lives and still be unfulfilled in spirit.
Others suffering is not strictly God's jurisdiction because as human beings we have created needless and cruel suffering.
Being human means I am not untouched by the suffering of others. I don’t have to be unhappy to share the pain and suffering of others. And I don’t have to suffer to share in others’ suffering.
Still, deep joy and sincere fulfillment seem elusive and even trivial being aware of others pain and suffering. At a core level I feel a mix of feelings because of tragic events around the world.
Because of my ability to feel I am human. My ability to feel makes me an empathic and compassionate being. What a blessing it is to be human and feel!
Perhaps, it is a false perception and others do care and they simply do not show their feelings or choose not to voice their sentiments over inhumane acts.
Empathizing on social media about those directly impacted by tragedy doesn’t necessarily mean we are sincerely heartbroken. Hopefully, posting how much we care, isn't to "get likes," that boosts our ego. Hopefully, we can do more than make non-lasting statements.
Sometimes it seems that as long as our loved ones are not touched by violence or cruelties of our world, that “we” can go about our life.
Perhaps, it is a matter of focus and perspective. If my focus or perspective is my immediate circle and surroundings, then I can find joy and fulfillment despite suffering outside my circle. My reality is the immediate reality around me. It is a reality based on a perspective that isn't all inclusive.
There is personal fulfillment that may have nothing to do with others.
It seems possible to reach personal fulfillment irrespective of others suffering.
Even when we care about others suffering at some level we may also believe that we cannot do more. We wish we could do more, but, realistically we have our own lives. Maybe we have to choose complacency with inhumanity to maintain sanity in tragic times.
But, how lasting is personal fulfillment?
I don’t think that it is very lasting when we are not deeply connected to our heart & spirit. Our spirit inevitably cares about the collective human experience. Connected to our heart we feel the pain of humanity and want more than to alleviate it.
We can do more than scroll through posts even if it is to repost inspirational quotes.
We cannot help others if we are barely surviving, right?!? The rest of the world is not for me to save, I can only save myself?!?
I think we must do our best to take care of our needs and aspirations. But, we cannot forget about serving one another. Going about our routine, making a living, pursuing dreams, and striving for happiness won't lead to true fulfillment.
I rather enjoy making pie together and eating it together than to make it alone and eat it by myself!
Afterall, we are all interconnected. There is at least a little more we can all do to rise above the needless suffering on our planet.
What more can we do to alleviate suffering on our planet?
Well, that is something only each of our heart's can answer because it is unique to each of us. I just know that I believe in the beauty of our humanity and in collective fulfillment.
Collectively we can do more. We can collaborate for the well-being of all. Fulfillment is more lasting when it is for the collective good.
If we truly believe that we are interconnected, then it means that we must at least care about the heartache of others. If we feel connected to our heart and others, then we feel our heart ache for the inhumanity near and far.
I’m also visionary. I envision a planet free of suffering. I believe at our core we collectively want a just and humane world for all.
'We’ want to better things for ourselves and others from a place of genuine love.
Love is the Truth. Love is all that truly matters. Love is powerful. Our power is in our love. Love is fulfilling. Love that extends to all is true fulfillment.
Our fulfillment as a collective is in our ability to extend love in its many forms. Respecting one another and showing real reverence for all life is love. Regarding others as true extensions of love is life affirming.
We can reveal our greater humanity not by reaching for personal fulfillment, but rather in service to our collective planet!
Is your reality encompassing those besides your loved ones?
What has your fulfillment depended upon so far?
What does your heart say about fulfillment?
Shall we make pie?