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Compassion, Happiness, and Kindness

The fear is palpable. Never in my short lifetime of 44 years have I seen or experienced something like this COVID-19 event, and it’s quite revealing, if not frustrating, annoying, infuriating and humbling. It will, ultimately, be a positive shift for us all.

In the past century, our world has become increasingly interconnected, and populations are flowing across borders, societies, and cultures. Our DNA, genetic makeup, philosophies, and psychologies are being blended and culturally examined and infused more than ever. We’ve become increasingly electrified and subsequently inundated with electromagnetic fields and frequencies. We’re eating less food, and more food products. We’re desperate to trust and rely on technologies more, yet less trusting and reliant on ourselves, our systems of hierarchy, and our neighbors. We’re less anxious about survival, yet more anxious about stability, meaning, and purpose. 

We’ve become better and stronger in ways, and much, much weaker, fragmented and debilitated in others. Perhaps that’s just life, playing out as the ever-evolving smaller and larger cycles of change, adaptation, integration, and aspiration. To be sure, the general hardiness of boomers, and some Gen-Xers, has faded away — perhaps an inevitable consequence of modernization, industrialization, and the conveniences offered by technology. Gone are the life-long jobs and careers, even as we’re on the verge of extending our lifetimes. Gone are the hard-earned discipline and work ethic, apprenticeship and mentorship, even as we have access to the sum of modern human knowledge at our fingertips. They’re not gone in all ways, nor everywhere, of course. But, look around. Who isn’t sitting slouched forward, staring at their smartphone right now? Whom do you know that would be willing to dedicate months and years toward the mastery of anything

We pretend to have a toughness, resilience, and grit by going to the gym, participating in ultra-marathons, enduring 10-day meditation retreats, and absorbing the increasingly violent, dissonant, misleading and repetitive programming that’s coming at us from all directions. We’re “canceling” each other like narcissistic adolescents. Politicians and bureaucrats are increasingly ridiculous; their story will change from one day to the next. Meanwhile, billions of citizens still carry on as if their concerns are ever truly being addressed; it’s clear we don’t really believe in the strange, captured folly that is democracy, yet because nothing better has emerged, we are coerced and cajoled into playing along; we are entreated into circular reaction and defense and conflict and petty squabbling.

We can sense there is a better way, but what will that entail? We have fragments of these next-level capacities for unified, cohesive social betterment, but they’re largely polarizing, atomized, untested and incomplete. Our parents and grandparents relied upon traditional, centralized systems to take care of those grander concerns, to protect their interests, but we’re seeing in the modern era that we’ve all been lied to. We want what’s next, but we’re afraid to pick up the pen and write it down. We’re terrified of failing, and to buy-in to what modern disruptors and pioneers are battling and struggling through. So much is at stake, and it feels inescapably like we’re living in volatile, uncertain times. 

The crazies in hidden places, secret societies and black-budgeted complexes still crave war, and still try to incite and create it all over the place, but I don’t think it’ll stick as it once did. We’re more alert and increasingly aware. The familiar, regurgitated narratives are increasingly transparent, and centralist, authoritarian powers are ripe and ready to be taken away from the age-old sociopathic stalwarts. 

We must continue to call out, challenge, and flip the divisive narrative on its head. To achieve that, we have to remember our inherent, transcendent powers. They begin with compassion, happiness, and kindness. They are rooted in taking full responsibility for our health; eating real food, conscious breathing, training our minds to signal our internal pharmacy to bolster our integrated systems, rectify our energetic imbalances, detoxify our cells, organs and tissues, and assist us in standing strong amidst the changing tides. The covid plandemic will most certainly not be our only global challenge this coming decade. 

A “pandemic” isn’t possible without our willingness, and widespread panic and fear. Feeding upon and feeding into hysteria is a choice. Yes, we must be informed, but we must be ever-more discerning, reclaiming our agency and capacity for reason at every turn. Our animal, primal, self-protection mechanisms are powerful, and are frequently weaponized against us.

Pause, breathe and think. Cui bono? Quid est veritas? Take care of yourself, and your own, certainly, but take care not to build upon the illusion of separation and disconnection from your fellow humans of Earth. Everyone needs food and shelter. Everyone plays a part in this era’s story. Everyone adds to the tapestry of our future history.

Everyone has a voice, a heart, a spirit, and a singularly essential thread that weaves into this impressive, adaptive, creative human element.

The immediacy of global statistics and out-of-context data claiming any sort of correlation or causation is dangerous and misleading. If you’re not willing to do a little research on your own, please take what’s being spread around madly with a significant grain of salt. There are more “experts” today than there are lawyers. We’re at a transitional point with our informational overwhelm, and how we choose to move forward will dictate our generation’s capabilities for recovery, change and emotional intelligence. The collective is shaken, stirred and agitated. You can choose to paint it darkly, or choose to see the cracks where the light is breaking apart the ancient patina.

What is required of us now is an adjustment to our social behavior, not necessarily to prepare for the end times… yet again. It is true that much has changed, and much has been taken away from us. Regardless, it’s still about social cohesion and consideration, not isolation and paranoia. Feel the fear and learn of its causes. Use it to fuel an examination of your personal values and to further awaken your conscious awareness.

Compassion, happiness, and kindness. Close your eyes and sense that eternal spark deep within you. This event will pass, and the world will be changed. This circumstance will pass, but the questions you’ve been avoiding will still need to be addressed.

Solvitur ambulando