Look around and there is a lot of fear in the world which feels much more intense at the moment - child abuse, Syria, Donald Trump, animal abuse, the Jimmy Saville's of the world, refugees fleeing from their war-torn countries and on and on ...
We can bury our head in the sand or run around like headless chickens - both are about avoidance.
So let's just sit for a minute ........... and breathe .....and contemplate ............
Why does FEAR rule over LOVE? Is it because us humans don't know how to deal with fears and anxieties? Is it because we learn to mask with behaviours such as drinking, drugging, over-working, and the rest of the endless list of 'escaping' patterns? Do many of us not even realise we are led by fear?
This blog is a call out from LOVE in the hope of reaching those of you who get stuck in your fear, in order for you to try and make a difference in the world. A POSITIVE LOVING DIFFERENCE.
Have a look at what values you are standing by. The values I stand by are FAIRNESS, BEING REAL, COMPASSION AND TRUST.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TODAY? WHAT VALUES AND WHAT ACTION DO YOU NEED TO TAKE IN STANDING FOR YOUR VALUES?
I have a lawyer friend who has been to Calais twice to meet with the refugees in the camps in order to offer some kind of help.
Other friends work with children and adults with learning difficulties.
But we don't all have to do big things like this to try and make a difference - we don't all have the same skills for a start. What about the small things? I'm talking about a smile to a stranger in passing , I'm talking about opening a door for someone, or how about 'phoning someone you know who may be feeling low at the moment and ask them 'how can I help you'?
Think of the knock-on effect this can have in the world just by starting with a little smile to a stranger.
To a lot of you perhaps these things come naturally and which you do all the time. So if that's the case, what's the next step up?
As Michael Jackson sings ' I'M STARTING WITH THE MAN IN THE MIRROR'.
HOW ABOUT YOU ? WHERE ARE YOU GONNA START?