Scratching at the surface, every New Year I am taken aback by the fact that I made it. That I am here to breathe in another day in a new year and make new changes for a better me. In High School, 2016 was a year we had hovering cars and wore foil as clothing, it would be a year of real space travel accessible to all of us and living in domes under the sea. Or at least the highly imaginative me would have seen it that way. Yet, here I am turning 31 in 3 months, no hovering cars, no foil outfits and still living on land with the rest of the humans. I’m not complaining, trust. The human race has achieved so much since I graduated high school in 2002. But at the same time I feel like we’ve also stood still when it comes to so much. Well on a humanitarian level at least.
As humans we still have a long way to go when it comes to being humane to one another. We rock when it comes to science; we have achieved so much through technology that even I can’t keep up with the constant updates on my iPhone. But to me that’s all machinery; robotics, coding, wires, software and so on and so forth. We will continue to break barriers when it comes to science and technology. Finding salt water on Mars was just the beginning – which may I add, I really don’t understand our fascination with this red planet, we have a twin planet now, let’s do more with that one. #JustSaying
Discovering a supermassive black hole bigger than the sun means that we are looking further; Homo-Naledi means that we were looking deeper, and I read somewhere that scientists were able to grow vocal cords from scratch too in 2015. That’s amazing, it really is. So what about helping humanity to be kinder, what about diminishing all the hatred in the world. I mean I get that we need balance, ying and yang, dark and light. It’s all relevant in this world. But wouldn’t it be grand to have a moment where there’s just love? Doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from.
I mean, wouldn’t it be grand to have a moment where you can just look at another being as exactly that? Another being. Where you respect them, their stories and their lives. Where you forgive; and want peace because you are peace. Where you spread love because you are love. Where you hug because it feels so damn good to just hug a person and where you give without wanting to receive anything back. I know it sounds like I want a fairy tale world. But maybe I do. Maybe that’s exactly what I want. A full on sing-a-long Disney fairy tale world where everyone lives happily ever after, and even though I dislike the song immensely, we are all singing out loud to ‘Let It Go’. And oh my goodness do we have so much that we need to let go of.
Starting the year and seeing so much hatred coming out of my own people in S.A who still live in their racial past even though we are now in 2016 saddened and angered me so much. There’s no need for me to even go into it all, as you all know exactly what I am talking about. Sad thing is; this world is racist; it’s been like that since the beginning. Which beginning I don’t know, and actually none of us know; we all have our own stories with their own versions. But take to your belief, which teaches about love (I hope), and teach exactly that, LOVE! No we are not born this way, we are not born racist, we are taught to be racist. So lets teach one another to stop being racist then. It’s that simple really. The scars will always be there, and we must never forget what our fathers, grandfather, grandmothers and ancestors before them had to fight for. It’s because of them that we actually are where we are today – current racism aside. We’ve come so far. Don’t you see that?
Or have we? I don’t actually know.
I look to the world, and I see it everywhere. I see it here in the UK, I see it in America, and I see it with the refugees who lost their homes and were turned away by so many countries. I guess it’s that ying and yang thing I mentioned earlier. There has to be darkness unfortunately. But, I feel that we can get to a point where light wins. Where light overcomes darkness. Just imagine it. Imagine a world of peace. Just sit back and close your eyes and actually imagine it for a split second. Go on, do it. How amazing is it? How great is it to see your children growing up in a world that’s at peace? I sit here smiling at this mere thought because I for one personally believe that we can achieve such greatness. Maybe I do already live in a fairy tale world. And so be it. I like it here. With pure love in my heart I will continue to want this for this world and for the people of this world. After all, we do all bleed red.
I’ll say this; I am human, I make mistakes, I have bad days, I curse like a sailor, I’m sometimes selfish but I also meditate to try and reach a higher level. I want to be on a frequency higher than the mundane frequency of such sadness and hatred. I give from the bottom of my heart, never with the intention of receiving anything back. If I lend you something, it’s only ever right that you one-day give it back to me, if you don’t, then that too is also okay. I will probably continue to give to you in the future regardless. It’s just who I am. And if I don’t know you, and I give, it’s because I can see I have something you don’t. So I give it selflessly. I love with all the purity I have in me because all I have to give is love. If you don’t love me back, then so be it, I however, won’t stop. I was born of love, so therefore I am love. I just probably won’t show it to you as much anymore, but inside, I will always love. Everyday I remind myself that this is who I am, that I am grateful to be this kind of person, that this is who I always want to be, and that it’s through the love of God that I am all of this.
It doesn’t matter what your religious background is, or if you even are religious at all. Those like me who don’t base their faith on a book but on the energies of this universe that are always apparent on a daily basis know that there is a higher power. I call him God, you call him whatever you want. But together let’s find the love and light within us and let’s spread that out to as many people as possible through out this year. We won’t change the whole world, but we will change a least one person. And if each of us can do that, then we will have an awesome number of people by the end of the year. It takes a small moment to pay-it-forward. So let’s try and do that this year. Plus when you eliminate anger and hatred from your life, all of a sudden, you find yourelf floating. Let’s float!
I send love and light to you all.
Here’s to New Beginnings and making it a year to remember <3
In the 11th century Mahãsiddha Machig Lhabdron said something that I think we can all take into our lives today.
“To realize the essence of consciousness…
Approach that which you find repulsive.
Help whoever you think you cannot help.
Go to the places that scare you, such as cemeteries…
Discover the Buddha within yourself.”