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A Glimmer Of Hope

Sometimes horror befalls our lives. It happens to me, it happens to you, it happens to us all. When it happens to those we love and care about, it can feel like a sword in our heart, maybe even felt to the extreme that we think they are injured even more than us, when in actuality, we have allowed their experience to touch us in a way that produces a far more injurious violation to ourselves than it ever did to them, and yet we are blind to this phenomena due to the overwhelming emotion it produces within us. It is as if the waves of compassion can sometimes submerge our very being into the waters of every possible emotion with an upsurge of ripping signals to try and tame the source of our turbulence. We perceive that source as something that we must conquer under the guise of 'what is just', which is something one can only create for oneself.  When we are blind to what justice really is, we add a lot of ingredients that change the recipe of empathy completely. Before we know it, our anger is in charge of steering the boat, and we can no longer even feel the pull of the tides calling us to listen to the sound of our heart long enough to understand that the whirlwind of emotions within us that caused the actual signals to tame the beast we seek, is really the beast of our own fury. Plato once said, "Until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequately philosophise, that is, until political power and philosophy entirely coincide, while the many natures who at present pursue either one exclusively are forcibly prevented from doing so, cities will have no rest from evils,... nor, I think, will the human race." (Republic 473c-d)". He also said, "“Justice will be achieved only when those who are not injured feel as indignant as those who are.” --Plato, Circa 400 BC-

 

 

I read those statements to mean that balance is needed in society. But as Gandhi leaves us pearls of wisdom that beseech us to find the peace within, and the Buddha's call summons us to light our own candle within, we are incessantly drawn toward the outer world in attempts to get the answers we can only find within us. We honor the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. and John Kennedy for their strong stands they took when it came to social injustice, and still, we so many times reject our own needs to calm the waters of discontent within our own soul's yearning for harmony among men. We listen more to the ripping signals of despair, anger, and greed, more than we listen to the whimpering sounds of our own longing to be whole, safe, forgiving, and at one with the Earth and each other.  Where will the balance that Plato describes begin? The scales of justice must begin somewhere, and I strongly believe that somewhere is only found within ourselves. When a loved one is taken from this world and torn from our earthly gaze, they leave behind a whisper that can only be heard when we meet them at that place where we meet on the inside.

 

 

When we can maintain the inside of ourselves and be at peace, we can then move on and go out into the world and conquer it with love. We may never get to see 'an eye for an eye' the way we once perceived it to be, but that has always been something different anyway. I am most certain that is called revenge.

 

© 2013

 

 

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

About Justice, and how we have we failed as a species to understand that it is not the same thing as revenge.

 

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Plato thought of people as limited,
Not capable of a higher level of consciousness,
His thoughts or forms as he called them,
Became beliefs of the human race,
Stating that human beings are not God like.

He stopped us from co-creating with the Lord,
Causing the human race to accept authority,
Keeping society from questioning what is,
So the illuminati and elite could conquer.

Plato was very tricky and powerfully manipulative,
To turn us into mere cattle he could take over,
So the upper echelon professionals could reign,
Thereby keeping the fortunes in only their hands,
They knew this philosophy was not true of them,
It caused a universal consciousness of a lie,
Only known to the oppressed and a tear in the one mind,
Which is where the "They" have originated from.

Also, this is why some of us are asleep and not awakened,
His beliefs put a esoteric stamp on civilization,
Fortunately, new evidence, states this is outdated,
his philosophy is archaic and does not accept us as spirit,
We must as people form a higher level of thought,
Changing our belief systems nature cannot continue to support.

Have you noticed the media create chaos and negativity?
Broadcasting visual images of an oppressed nation?
Playing stories of a Good Samaritan who is the average Joe?
What about the grocery stores playing announcements of disease,
Urging us to get vaccination before it is too late.
Does this not all seem programmed to keep us afraid?
It is their thoughts that see this destruction,
Funny I never see anything of the sort.
What about the radio stations playing old music?
all designed to keep the general public from changing.

For we are not of the limited mind anymore,
Some know this and some are still help back by fear,
They are cattle or sheep that need the "They",
Or feel lost without Big Brother or Uncle Sam,
Who ban together in the belief our end is near,
Told this by who? The authorities with money,
Evolution desires a shift into a higher level of consciousness.

We must all search for our true purpose as a child,
Let innocence be your final guide in finding your dream,
No one is too old but it may be too late if you wait.
Enlightenment means no longer believing in the lie.

By Pamela Murawski

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