While in India, I met an American woman, a new age knowledgeable person approaching her seventies; someone who, no matter what the topic, had been there and done that.
I opened up to her and told her how angry I was about the way they were treating people in the West. Everything is good – she said to me and refuse to hear any further. Than she added – you must always think positive!
Such theory comes from Buddhism and I do believe in it as well. However, I don’t think that everything is good but rather that everything is for the good of evolution.
When Martin Luther King stood up for the rights of black people in America, he didn’t think that discrimination was good. He felt in his heart that it was unjust and it was time to stand up for his rights. Martin Luther King was probably not aware of it at the moment, but he wasn’t just standing up for the rights of the blacks, he was also saving white people from our cultural delirium of superiority.
Same is for the Mahatma Gandhi. Did he think that what the British were doing in India was good? No, he didn’t. He felt abused and discriminated against even in his own country. His way of rebelling against the British Empire was a lesson for humanity as a whole. You don’t need to be big to make a difference but you must always follow what your heart is telling you. And it takes a lot of courage to be coherent with our emotions.
My message to all those new age people who took bits and pieces of oriental philosophies and religions and mixed them all up in a huge pot is:
stop following rules written by someone else and start using your own intuition and feelings
The beauty of this life is that it’s unique. It’s like an RPG game where you choose the character you want to be and then, it’s up to you to decide the type of adventure you want to experience. Isn’t that one of the greatest gift ever? Make the best out of it!
PEACE BE UPON YOU