Last night I began to watch the movie (from the book) "The Road." I'm only half way through, but the gist is life after nuclear war destroys almost every living thing. It seems a lot more relevant as our world is today sitting on the brink of a third world war that would most likely go nuclear.
It is hard to imagine waking up one day and life as you know it is gone forever.... And that is the problem, it IS hard to imagine.
We are bombarded with images and ideas from movies and video games and books about just this sort of scenario and so we think we are prepared, but trust me, you are not.
Having worked in crisis and trauma I've seen up close you can never prepare for the loss and devastation a war would bring. I've also experienced milder versions of this up close and personally for myself. Losing people I love because of war, disease, and depression. Losing my home, my belongings, and my old status in the world because of corporate greed and the need for profit and power as the almighty god that so many worship.
The question I hear over and over as people call in to radio shows, write in the comments online, and ask in private conversations is "what can I do" as just one person?
It feels too big, as if the answer must be a global, final, and all encompassing solution. It doesn't exist.
We did not arrive to this place in one day because of one person's choice or one specific event. We arrived in this place because of the 1000's of choices we make every day in our thoughts, words, and actions.
The answer does not lie in the rules of the Universe as the world understands them, but rather the answer so many seek lies in the rules of the Universe as that which created the Universe made law.
The answer will not be found any where but in your own thoughts, words, and actions. The answer is you.
And that is the hard truth we all are here to learn.
Every choice. Every decision. Every judgment. Every condemnation. What will it be? One that honors life or destroys it?
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!