I was speaking to someone the other day about the idea of being mindful, being aware. Everything I’ve been working toward tells me to let things go, live in the Moment and cause no ripples. It’s all along the lines of what you resist will persist.
I get this, but . . . in recent days I’ve asked myself this question. How does anything change, even for the good, if everyone simply does nothing?
A friend of mine, relating a very specific incident, said that this incident was the way things have always been and this is the way they’ll always be so there’s nothing you can do about it. I understand what they mean and there is some truth to that. Actually, there’s quite a bit of truth to that but blind hope doesn’t seem to be something I can get behind.
I’m not sure I equate Peace with Passivity in a way that would make me simply shrug my shoulders and in a sense give up on society and my fellow humans. I feel like there might be times when one needs to stand up be counted.
I’m not saying I want to scream and rage about anything, that energy is wasted because you’ll never convince anyone to do anything by forcing your opinions on them. This I’ve learned.
But . . . shouldn’t we do something? Shouldn’t we try? If someone does something to me, I do honor my role in letting it go (mostly), but I’m talking about making changes to the world at large. How do we even hope for better world if all we’re doing is hoping? How does anything get changed of we do nothing?
Help me understand what is the Way?