Daily we are surrounded by bad news-stories via the media (television and social media). All those terrible stories can weaken us and manage to bring fear to many (for no obvious reason, because they live far away from the trouble).
Often it is better to detach because it is not possible to live day to day if you spiral into all in the grief in the world. We have to be conscious about it, but may not close our eyes and ears for the beauties that are around us. And for sure there can be found a lot of beauty, even in the smallest thing.
Each of us can help to give others a feeling of safety and comfort in their own surroundings, accepting the wide variety of cultures that can go together anyway.
A person can not love the others without loving himself first and without wanting to share with others.
Today we can see that the fear for the unknown brings many to choose for extreme right wing political groups, which make use of the fear for other people and cultures, and bring the immigration in a wrong exaggerated light. Immigration, by the way, has been there for ages. It is nothing new. Every generation has come to know about some migration.
When we are willing to learn more about the world we and others live in we shall understand the different positions better and come to accept certain things much easier.
When each person is willing to come closer to the other, and is willing to open his mind to come to understand the other better, by willingness of openness of mind and heart the little environment we live in can change, but like a domino falling can bring something bigger changing too.
Let us always remember that a spiritual shaking is always safer than a real earth shaking.
All through life when times get tough, when things start to run away with us or when things start to get too much we often hear the advice
- to balance us, to remind of something solid, something steady
how exactly do we stay grounded when we can’t even trust the ground we walk on?
- on a little Greek island = best + worst moments of humanity play out on a daily basis => difficult to stay grounded
Facebook safety check icon > pictures of Parliament + London Bridge > horrors + pictures of frantic families trying to trace their missing children
- a family connected by love
- memories of places we love
- distract ourselves from terrorism on our doorsteps with the escalating rhetoric of nuclear war between North Korea and the US?
- watch white supremacists march the streets
- ongoing refugee crisis on shores of Italy + Greece
- hundreds of lives still lost in the Mediterranean
- hundreds of lives trapped in camps + detention facilities > endless wait for asylum in Europe.
=> pretty hard to stay grounded
=> have become so desensitized
= not go to denial but keep our heads?
- most important thing = not buy into all the hate.
- majority of people = kind + loving
- fear + when we are really scared => ignorance can lead to some pretty extreme standpoints on issues we never really felt too strongly about before.
== to stay grounded we need to start learning more about the world we live in + we need to discover how we can make change.
Stand together, show love where you find hate and don’t let fear win.
- Uncertainty, shame and no time for vacillation
- What is life?
- Immigration consternation
- Would you run
- Mountains of information, disinformation and breaking away
- Fearmongering succeeded and got the bugaboo a victory
- Fear of failure, and fear of the unknown
- I Am Not Alone – By: Kari Jobe
- Emotional pain and emotional deadness
- The soul has no rainbow if the eyes have no tears
- Not fear or dread or blind compulsion
- Can We Pay The Price To Free Humanity?
- The chosen ones to fear or not to fear
- Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) by Chris Tomlin
- Prayer has comforted us in sorrow
- What Makes Me Bern about Fear
- “… Fears…”
- Worry and Fear
- Fear, Surprise, Relief, What’s Next?
- Courage is not an absence of fear…
- What Fear Can Do To You.
- The Power Fear Holds Over Us
- Anxious And Worried? Pray!
- Celebrate Victories Daily
- Face Your Fears | Choose Joys
- Italy: Migrants from Riace are to be resettled
- Criminalization of aid puts migrant lives at further risk
- Migration: 416,000 more people moved to Germany than emigrated
- After the Crisis? Reflections on Migration Governance
- Turkey slams developed nations over migration issue
- The migration which is changing the demography of India : The illegal migrants of Bangladesh
- The Year of Immigration theme seeks to create a renewed sense of community in College Park
- Szijjarto rejects the UN Migration compact
- Thousands flee due to crisis, Brazil deploys army to Venezuela border
- Parliament condemns the Sargentini Report
- Crosses Erected For Thousands Of Dead Immigrants Who Never Reached American Dream – Desert Graves
All through life when times get tough, when things start to run away with us or when things start to get too much we often hear the advice “stay grounded.” We are told to “keep our feet on the ground” to balance us, to remind of something solid, something steady that can help bring us down from those dizzying heights that challenging times can take us to. But what happens when that safety net fails, when you can no longer trust the earth to keep you steady?
Recently I experienced a rather nasty earthquake which has left this question playing on my mind. When we live in a world of such uncertainty, how exactly do we stay grounded when we can’t even trust the ground we walk on?
But this idea of losing trust in your surroundings goes further than a shift in tectonic plates, for me personally anyway. Over…
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