“What do I really want?”
I actually DO want a world where everyone has ‘enough’, where everyone works together for the benefit of the whole. I would like to see all people have a comfortable dwelling to come home to after a long day of work, contributing to the success of their families, and all other participants in this effort.
I want a world in which no one takes the easy route, by forcing others to give them what they’ve worked for. I would like equal work leading to equal shares. I want to see those who ‘talk’ for a living do more than impress us with their vocabulary.
I want to see an end of theft, both in the illegal format, and theft in the higher ranks, which has been legalized through ‘loop holes’ in the justice system. I want equality for all in this justice system, not one in which certain members of society get a free pass because of who they are related to, who they know, or who they can buy off.
Mostly, I want a world in which there is no need for fear, or defense, or war. I want a world where the only struggles are that which must be done to produce good foods, or supply clean waters to the home, or make wonderful and beautiful cloth, or something of that nature … where all who eat and dress, partake in what needs be done to produce it.
I want to see a world where money is outdated, where people barter with each other for goods, and where every contribution is honored and the contributor respected, for whatever it is they contribute (being honest, and not harmful to anyone, including themselves.)
I’ve been told so many times that this world will never change. I’ve been told people will always be selfish, and cruel. I’ve been told that peace is not possible.
I have fallen into the trap of this mind set. I have become defensive, latching onto what I perceive as mine, and trying desperately to protect it all from theft and harm. Yet inside my mind and heart I know that nothing can be owned, not even this life, for in a heartbeat it can be taken … ended with a flick of the wrist.
I recognize these defensive behaviors and mind sets to be destructive. Unfortunately once something is said, it cannot be unsaid. Once certain words are uttered, a persons whole character can become tainted, and there is no going back. Often, people who thought they knew you, will change their minds when you have a brief spout of this soul shrinking fear and close off. They will leave, never looking back, telling whoever they come across about your horrible nature. Not considering the many years prior of being with them, talking with them, sharing the heart with them.
I want a world where people will take into account all circumstances, all experiences, and track records. I also want a world where a person falling into the pit of demise is known to be strong enough to climb out of the hole, and assistance is given when they are ready to start the journey.
It is sad, but this bruising of the spirit which all people have experienced has produced triggers within the mind. Once a trigger is flipped, it is difficult to shut it down, especially if one is not aware they even have triggers.
I want a world which lacks selfishness. I want a world in which people do what is right, just for the sake of doing it. Where people help each other without need for repayment, knowing they will receive anyway, when it comes back around. I want a world in which love is the greatest motivator of all, not lust, but an innocent, all encompassing love which does not necessarily need to be physical.
I want an end to violence. I want animals to stop being bred for food. I want all people to learn the art of growing organic, and creating their own medicines, to use and to share, to barter with if need be. There are too many things we could do differently which would bring this about.
Namely … I want a release of worldly greed and need for power, which is where all selfishness arises.
Let all people recognize themselves in every person. May empathy be the new way of interacting, and decision making. May the love of self, and personal need, be treated as a gift from another, and may all people gift it right back to everyone they meet.
Yes, some say peace is not possible … I say, it is they who have no part in its creation.
Let forgiveness reign, for self … and then bit by bit, act by act, person by person, for the world. I believe in the absolute possibility of abundance for all, when all work together to ensure its development.