Now, I know I am not His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Jesus Christ, Allah, The Buddha, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Tich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Amma, Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Biame, or any other global leader, I am just a simple man, someone who cares, someone who wants to make a difference, someone who sheds tears at the state of our world and someone who believes that we can make a difference and who believes in the faith of coming together as one in the name of our children.
So let’s take a look at the following statement.
“An individual has not started living until he/she can rise above the narrow confines of his/her individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
Wow! Now that’s a statement!
But what does it mean to you and I, to us so called normal people on the streets of earth!
Well, I think this statement is a sort of wake up call to us all, we need it shouting from the rooftops, into our ears in every language known to mankind, in every country, every state, every city, every town and every village…. We really need this wake up call, a call to action, a call to make us wake up and smell the roses, a call to enlighten us all to the state of our world.
I could go on for ever and a day telling you about poverty, about disease, about starvation, about genocide, about wars, about natural disasters, about corporate and political greed and control; but will it make a difference to you? Maybe to some of you who read my blog and some of you who have a spiritual bias and a care for what’s right and wrong with our world, but to the majority of people in our world, to the majority of our brothers and sisters in every country, they will not even take a moment to read this blog because it is not on their radar, they have no interest in what is going on in other countries, they have no care if a child dies today from starvation or dysentery, they have no care that young teenage girls and boys are being trafficked from one country to another into prostitution and slave labor, they have no care that our planet is being devastated by fracking to satisfy insatiable corporate greed, they have no care that our forests; the lungs of our planet are being wiped out to feed the need of companies worldwide, they have no care that our oceans and rivers are being polluted beyond all recovery….
But would they pay attention if our voices were louder, if we were more actively promoting each other, passing on our words of wisdom, passing on our voices of concern and bringing them a connection, I mean a real connection of what is happening in our world directly to them, show them how one thing connects to another and how each of us is connected through our lifestyles, our purchasing habits, through our food and through our drinks!
We MUST speak out, we must awaken more people all around the world and raise them up from the narrow confines of their own individualistic concerns and make them aware of the realities and suffering that our brothers and sisters, our planet and all the creatures on it are going through in order to provide the food on their table, the clothes on their back, the furniture they sit on, the fuel that heats their home and all the commodities that go into the production of the everyday goods they use and take for granted! Let’s together awaken the people of our planet , help them to see beyond their own front door, to take real notice, to make changes to their lifestyles, changes for the better, that will bring lasting effects and start healing our world for our children and grandchildren’s sake !
Today, Friday 28th February could be the start of that process, If I send out this blog and one of you sends out to two and those two send to 4 and those 4 send to 8 and those 8 send to 16 and those 16 send to 32 and those 32 send to 64, etc we could soon awaken our world!
Please take action my friends ☺
Namaste with Love
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Hi Mark, it’s implied here that it’s okay, but I wanted to do the right thing and ask your permission to re blog? Hope you are well
Please do Safi my friend 🙂
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“An individual has not started living until he/she can rise above the narrow confines of his/her individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” I am sharing a post as an act of love for a fellow blogger and for humanity, Mark is a beautiful Human being and has chosen a very noble cause to reach out and be heard and help our world evolve and become a better place, I hope you will visit marks pages and show your support and help make a difference in our world if even by sharing the statement he wishes us to share and acknowledge. Thank you Mark! 🙂 I support you in your quest!
I will reblog your post I believe you have a noble heart and it is a noble gesture, it may or may not change the world. I do however wish to share a though or at least my current perspective. You are changing the world we all are if even in our own perspective and thoughts. I do wonder what the purpose of shouting from the roof tops would be, most people are quite aware of the statement and its meaning yet choose to see things from their perspective. Thank you for being you and reaching for the stars the statement is just that there has to be a goal beyond just sharing that perspective a direction for the common man to follow or an objective to reach, the reward to you or I would be as obvious as it is to the wonderful spiritual people you chose to mention as well as the many others known and less known. To the average “Joe” what is in it for me would still dominate their thoughts and perspective. I like where you are coming from and admire your heart and efforts, I also know that there has to be a plan and an achievable goal, what is it that we should do when we go beyond our individual concerns what would be the common objective? There is so much ground to cover and so many opinions as to what would the priorities be who would pick the priorities? In the US we have elected officials to determine what is best for our nation and they can not come to a common ground to even allow our nation to prosper and take care of its own citizens although both sides feel that is what they are doing in their hearts and perspectives. I am not trying to bring a negative to such a positive yet as an optimist and a soul like you with many of the same thoughts and desires would like to see you expand beyond screaming from the roof tops in your request and share a solution or goal for the common man that we may in fact have and make a significant impact on our collective world. We can all shout then what? I have a great love for you and your heart, Namaste Mark I do see your soul and know you see mine.
Peace! Love, and my support are what I can and will share along with your post, I have at least two followers I hope this helps you and your noble cause! 🙂
With love Namaste,
Thank you Joe, yes I do indeed see the love and passion in your soul. I am currently pulling together a plan for China a way to change peoples hearts and minds for the benefit of all. To bring back some of the old ways from Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Bringing peoples minds back to thinking before acting, to looking at what we have not what we think we need and to make people aware of others and be caring towards those less fortunate than themselves. China is growing so fast its like a runaway train, huge sums of wealth are being made by many and spending on ‘things’ is a disgrace while many are suffering in poverty. I will have a plan and I will follow it through, maybe this plan will also help others, who knows!
Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post Joe and thank you for the re-post 🙂
Namaste with Love
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