Thursday, April 16, 2009

What We Can Do In The Darkness Around Us

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Carl Gustav Jung

The world is full of violence and hatred as we see it. What we failed to see is, these things are what make us search for peace and happiness. There is no guarantee that this world can give us what we crave for deeply. The only thing that can give us the tranquility we aim for is the Higher power within us. This power is the voice within us that is not at rest by the state of our world. This voice is what made us complain for the darkness that we see.

The darkness that we see outside of us and which is only created by us brings us only one message: to seek the righteousness inside ourselves. Violence in this world would not stop as long as each of us keep blaming anyone. It may be true that other people realistically made us suffer; but if we go on with this game of blaming, it would be just like the question of which comes out first, the egg or the chicken? There would be no end to this violence if you and I continue to pass this game from our generation to the next. In order to minimize if not eliminate totally this violence let us start the change in ourselves so that this change will be passed on to our children and to our children's children until a community of changed people would emerge from us as the root.

Let us accept the world as it is. Let us not fight it. Let us just start the change and sow the seed of positivity wherever and to whomever. The good thing is, if we do this, the first to benefit from this is no one other than ourselves.

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