What a wonderful vision, a more harmonious world. Let’s not let go of that. Sometimes it’s discouraging to me though, to see how increasingly divisive the world is becoming. Does it feel that way for you too?
Intention is the key word in this haiku. Without humanity’s intention to create it, more harmony will never happen. Intention requires seeing the other point of view, extending an olive branch, forgiveness and understanding, and cooperation. These seem in short supply in the world at large today. The mandate seems more like “make war to have peace”, and, “see it my way or die”.
What happened to the middle ground? Can we find it? Or is humanity completely lost?
Every group has its own “group think”, be it small or large. Attitudes in large corporations tend to be “top to bottom”. The thinking and the culture is determined by management and filters downward. We see that as a trend in society at large as well.
How about a change to a “bottom to top” model? As individuals we have great power to create positive change with our own thoughts, intentions, and actions. It can begin with us. But, bottom to top will require that we practice autonomous critical thinking, and see beyond the group think. It will also require an intention to use tools that build bridges rather than destroy “the opposition”.
Will we rise to the challenge? Or, will much more need to be destroyed before people wake up and get it?
Harmony | Starts with Us © Susan L Hart 2020