Words do not count for anything. Only actions matter.
The quality of each action — the motives, emotional/psychological energy and consciousness behind the action — also matters.
The greater the awareness or higher the consciousness behind the action, the more effective it will be towards making a better world.
Feeling the larger picture — that all is perfect as it is and knowing the greater design brings balance — can give a person a sense of equanimity and non-separation, which makes the action more peaceful, fluid, connecting and efficient.
Feeling the open silence space of being, the source of light within the heart, can also expand awareness and guide actions from a higher wisdom
Saving the cat is not always the highest best in the larger picture. Inner wisdom knows.
Stressing over the woes of the world or striving to make it better are counter-productive.
There are times of choice and times of yielding to a feeling in the heart.
One can simply act in the moment from kindness and compassion without further thought,
One can live from the first plus feel the open silence space of being within and be guided by it beyond the capacity of the mind,
One can live from either or both of the first two plus feel the larger picture and the beauty and perfection of the grand design, staying in peace and trust throughout all actions of the day.
Xan Maranya Compassion arises from our silent essence of being.
Onodi XiongNu Laslo I also find it liberating, no matter the discomfort. For me, I take comfort in knowing the truth, and knowing that my actions will one way or another lead me down a proper path, and contribute to someone else's well being, or our collective well being.
Rod MacKinnon Actually DO something in your community today... If you can't see opportunities in your own neighborhood to make the world better you're missing the point... it's all just smoke...
Adalbert Kallo Nothing makes this world better than ourselves. It comes with desire to learn, to learn how to change and to learn to live with that change.
Marcel B ....And the world is always perfect as it is because consciousness invited it.... Instances of chaos at lower levels of magnification are perfect order at higher levels of magnification.... If we are aware of the above, then we understand there is no need to make the world better. It already is better. If we are unaware of the above, then we will strive to make changes and create symptomatic relief in a perceived effort to better something than is already perfect as it is.
Xan Maranya ... suffering [is] the effect of losing awareness of what is truly perfect in our essence of being. There is need for the awakening in this, which is rapidly increasing these days.
Marcel B ... a balanced equation that needs two sides to evolve.
Marcel B ... separation was not only invited but necessary to complete the balance of the equation to ascend at this time. We have gone so deep here people. So far into complete and total destruction of this planet that I don't think people can appreciate how far we really came. This has struck a compassionate chord on the upswing so intense, so strong, that it has rippled across the multiverse. Do you think you can get that kind of power from pure nature hearted goodness in human beings? No, you need the otherside of that. The other side of that was us doing it to bring that forward.
Marcel B .... Whether it be the human body or mind or other life birthing, the result of what we perceive as pain and suffering has a complement frequency that is so powerful, it is unmatched by anything in existence. And that is compassion. It's stronger than the love frequency, it's stronger than anything that can be imagined. That's what we are dealing with on this planet and its working for us....
And the best way to broadcast that frequency and receive heightened levels of it is to put yourself in a position of the highest perspective so that you can see the play field from a far and the total game unfolding before your very eyes, or you can go and try and save that cat down the street that's being chased by dog. Your choice.
... Not having to change the things yourself that you know must change takes wisdom and patience and knowing where to apply your energy.
Gary R Smith Perhaps maintain the highest perspective whilst saving the cat when so guided by the open silence space of being within.
Xan Maranya When you experience yourself as compassion there really is no choice as that purity of love directs your thoughts and actions beyond the mind's ideas.
Marcel B ... those who explore the highest levels of compassion must truly be beyond both sympathy and empathy. They must choose compassion because it is deep rooted within the human system, and it changes the game. It's love in action and we choose it above all other scenarios beyond the context of suffering and pain. That's the difference. The one who strikes compassion is the one whose heart rises above the rest in a way where they choose love above all else. And that takes practice and lot of breaking down the barriers of judgement to come down to the oneness that is humanity.
Rod MacKinnon Gary R. Smith asked "What makes a better world?" which drew the ubiquitous "love, truth, trust, faith, etc." abstract responses plus a cluster of lofty dissertations on metaphysics. The thing is, it's not what we think or say that changes situations but what we do in the tangible relativistic world. We can talk about "shifts of consciousness" but just as Gary pointed out with regard to all the organizations claiming they're doing great work...don't tell me...show me. The only thing we can do is to trust in our own authenticity, our own sense of ethics and accept responsibility for our own actions in the day-to-day world ... not as exciting as magic but our own naturalness can be trusted to guide us in our daily life and this, I believe, helps to create the best world possible.
Josh Sorenson Great post Gary R. Smith. Very insightful. These are the types of questions we should be asking.
G. - .... and acting upon from wisdom and highest perspective.