I’m in Santa Rosa today for a class. It’s called Contemporary Applications of Science of Mind. We were told to bring a newspaper, magazine or other periodical article reflecting an issue that affects the entire population, as well as one quote from our Science of Mind textbook (written by Ernest Holmes) that addresses the idea in the article.
We are going to be talking about issues in class today! I’m told it will be an intense experience. I’ll report back to you later but in the meantime, here’s some thoughts for you today:
What is your stand on issues? Do you practice a form of spiritual bypass and ignore them? (admittedly, this is what I tend towards, and I’m thinking class today is going to change that a bit) Or do you take it in the opposite direction? Maybe you help organize or participate in marches? Or perhaps it is something in between?
What do you feel is your responsibility as a member of the society in which you live? Is it your responsibility to speak out if you think a wrong is being done? Or perhaps it is better to not get involved.
Have you ever been a member of an organization that has made a decision that you did not approve of? Where were you when the decision was made? I submit that if you were not present when the decision was made and did not take an active role in the process, you have no right to complain about it. So, do you complain about decisions without taking part in the decision making process? Perhaps it might be time to participate instead of complaining.
We all have opionions. I am learning that even in my own organization we have differences of opinion that quite frankly, surprise me. I guess what they say about opinions is true.
My point here is this: for purposes of today’s post, the opinion itself is not important. What is important is what you do with it. Do you even know what your opinion is? Is it a well thought out one, based on knowledge of facts; or a knee jerk reaction? Is your opinion coming from a place of love, or is it coming from a place of judgement and intolerance? Do you take responsibility for your opinion? How do you take responsibility? What is your responsibility in this society?
Again, we probably all have as many different answers to these questions as there are people.
Change starts with us. We ARE the voice of change. Everything starts here. Do you wish to start with love or fear? Do you then wish to progress from that to acceptance or intolerance? Beauty or hatred? Are you going to defend your right to be right? Be aware that if you are feeling like you must be right, that always makes someone else wrong. Is that really how you want to live?
Lots of questions today I know. Lest you think this stuff may not be very spritual, I would like to submit to you that it is ALL spiritual! And that opinion is based on research of the facts!
Let the class begin!