What's unfolding now with George Floyd's death and the protests over racism is an important beginning in changing how we see and treat each other. This beginning - because it represents one of humanity's most challenging issues and is embedded into the very fabric of our society - requires our long-term commitment and courage. Continue reading to understand what this courage involves and how we can sustain a courageous response long enough to affect real change.
We knew going into 2020 that it would be different and mark a new beginning. There was a kind of cautious excitement in the air as we began the new decade. We had lots of signs that the status quo was crumbling and that there would be a number of reckonings addressing our world's dysfunction. Then came Covid-19, and now massive protests over racism and inequality. Both of these issues could be fundamental game-changers for our society. Continue reading for a higher view of where we are and how to stay calm when our world seems turned upside down.
We're sitting in a historic moment, during which the entire world is focused on American police brutality streamed live for all to see. The focus is America, but things like this are not just an American problem. Most of us witnessing the live police killing of George Floyd are naturally feeling rage and grief. Continue reading to better understand these dynamics and why you feel like you do.
History has shown that with great uncertainty comes fear and a human need to control one's circumstances. This is tribal. It is emotionally-based. It can cause adult people to act out like children. And it can divide people - even families - setting in motion even more fear. This destructive spiral is now front-and-center across our world - catalyzed generally by Covid and now specifically by the wearing of protective face masks. Regardless of how you feel about masks, continue reading for a big-picture view of what's really going on.
This year's Wesak season represents the next in a series of new energy thresholds humanity must move through in the global awakening process. Continue reading to understand what this means for you personally and for humanity.