What better time of year than New Year’s Eve to consider our ‘wishes for the world’? Have you given it any thought, my friends?
My ‘wishes for the world’ can be summed up very simply in just one word – love. If we all acted only out of pure love for all other beings and the world itself… oh, what a different place the world would be! There could be no war, poverty or hunger. Power-hungry political corruption and greed simply could not exist. If we truly love every person, animal and tree, we could never act in a way that would cause them any harm – and just think what a difference it would make if we simply did them no harm. (Contemplating that sure makes you realise how much harm is actually being done, doesn’t it?) With love as our driving force, how could there be anything but truth, equality and peace? Love would eradicate borders and divisions, replacing them with acceptance of religious, cultural and racial differences. On a local level, the loving support experienced and freely given by each individual would foster a strong sense of community, which I feel would go a long way towards banishing stress, depression and loneliness.
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.
– Nature Boy, song by Nat King Cole
If you are thinking that these ‘wishes for the world’ seem idealistic and unattainable, then I will refer you to a recent post of mine entitled ‘Have I done any good in the world today?‘ In that post, I mentioned that each and every one of us has the opportunity to do good every single day.
“Lord,” he challenged with some anger in his voice, “why didn’t you send someone to save all those unborn children, why didn’t you do something to save all those who fell to the deception of Satan – or something to save all those who never even heard your name?”
Jesus leaned forward and replied, “I did do something. I sent you.”
– The Promise: A Christian Adventure, by William S. Creed
You see, each and every one of us can (and should) help to correct some of the injustice in the world. If everyone does just one small thing, together we can make the world a better place.
Perhaps this work is simpler than we realise. Abraham (a group of non-physical entities who ‘speak’ through Esther Hicks) teaches us that our governments, wars and other injustices are simply a byproduct of the vibration of masses.
We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.
– Mahatma Gandhi
We simply need to change our vibration to one of love.
We would like you to reach the place where you’re not willing to listen to people criticize one another… where you take no satisfaction from somebody being wrong… where it matters to you so much that you feel good, that you are only willing to think positive things about people…you are only willing to look for positive aspects; you are only willing to look for solutions, and you are not willing to beat the drum of all of the problems of the world.
In 2017, let’s open our hearts to others and act only from a position of pure love. Let’s stop moaning about the problems in the world and instead concentrate on the good in every situation and seek solutions. Let’s treat every day like the gift that it truly is – a chance to look only for the good in others, a chance to appreciate those around us and the beautiful world we live in, and a chance to do something (however small) to make the world a better place.
Some say love, it is a river, that drowns, the tender reed… Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need. I say love, it is a flower, and you it’s only seed.
– The Rose (song)
What are your ‘wishes for the world’? Please comment below and let me know.