IS the World Changing for the Better?

Do you ever have those days when you ignore the news and listen to your heart?  I do.  And my heart says the world is becoming a better place… a place where:

  • there’s more compassion
  • there’s more sharing
  • there’s a greater sense of Oneness

So where’s my evidence?  First, I meditate — and listen.  Try it for yourself.  Then do a little research.  It’s everywhere.  The number of books, websites, and experts, like scientists Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, and so many, many more who are showing us the evidence from quantum physics that our destiny is in our hands, we make our world with our response to our environment. And when you look beyond the sensational “bad” which is the preferred meal served by the media, you see that the vast preponderance of people who are good, decent, and caring, do make the world a better place as they care for one another throughout each country and across the globe.

Yes, there are atrocities everywhere.  When you focus, however, on the fact that they’re the exception, not the norm, you see the world for what it is — filled with love and compassion.  Look, for example, at the response to the recent shooting by the Taliban of the Pakistan teen,  Malala Yousufzai.  This 14-year old girl  wanted nothing more than to be allowed, along with other girls, to go to school.  What happened to her was an atrocity.  Yet the response across the globe was one of outreach and compassion.

As Angelina Jolie stated as she attempted to explain it to her children:  “It was difficult for them to comprehend a world where men would try to kill a  child whose only ‘crime’ was the desire that she and others like her be allowed  to go to school,” said Jolie, a United Nations ambassador.”

The compassionate response of the vast majority of people in the world again and again demonstrates, to me, that the world is changing for the better.

Look around — and  harness the power of the Internet to find a great deal of information on the increasing power of compassion, and how to become a part of it. One that I find worthy  is: charterforcompassion.org.   If the articles or the vision there haven’t entirely convinced and inspired you,  think about this question in Our World Today News, ” If our nature is innately selfish and uncaring, how can we explain  unsolicited and voluntary acts of helping strangers? Stories that have  unfolded following world crises, such as 9/11, the Boxing Day tsunami,  Japan’s earthquake, and so on, provide more than enough evidence of how  innately compassionate human beings are, even in competitive societies.”

We’re not only an innately compassionate species, we are a sharing people.  The evidence of sharing can easily be seen by the amount of government aid that is provided by all nations to one another.  There’s also the evidence of the sharing of the richest individuals in the world, who are giving in increasingly larger amounts.  Not only are richest giving more, they’re also putting pressure on others to do the same. Sure, the cynics can say they’re making more all the time…but…if they’re sharing more, the world is changing for the better, right?

And proof that there’s a greater sense of Oneness? Isn’t it everywhere?  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to live in isolation, and science itself provides more and more proof that in fact, we are not a species originally designed to live in competition, but instead, a species designed to live in cooperation.  What does that have to do with Oneness? Everything… when you consider science now has considerable evidence to support the theory that we’re all made of the same stuff — making us all One, despite our perception of separation.

Yes, I may be naive.  I may only be an optimist seeing the brightest side of things.  But I know I’m not alone in this view.  I know that when I look at all the kindness and compassion I see every day.

And I’m writing this post so that you will know that, despite all the pessimism you may be hearing today, you’re not alone if you also believe the world IS changing for the better.  Our economic situation may or may not be improving.  That depends on who you listen to.  Our ability, however, to show kindness and compassion to one another, is improving day after day.

All you have to do…all any of us have to do…is look for it.  It’s everywhere.

 

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