Everywhere I go people are lamenting these crazy times—earthquakes, tsunamis, revolts, wars, financial meltdowns—you name it, everything seems haywire. And, just as we seem to settle down from one fiasco, another one flares.
I don’t know what your take is on it, but this is mine. You know those times in life when you just don’t seem to get the message? When you have to get knocked aside the head to pay attention? I think this is one of those times. Just like those times when life has gotten too stressful and I get sick to force me rest. Or, when we ignore financial warning signs until overdraft notices come or credit cards won’t work.
I think Mother Nature, our financial system and world politics have had enough. They are telling us over and over—pay attention. And, every time we don’t listen, the message comes again—only this time bigger, louder and scarier.
What is it going to take to get us to stop, pay attention and make a course correction? I think our earth is telling us, “enough already! You’ve abused me, misused me long enough. It’s time to take care of me for awhile—I’ve taken care of you long enough.”
World politics are asking us to deeply consider our differences; the differences that add to the vibrant tapestry of our world. Can these differences be honored rather than tolerated? Can they be used to bring us together rather than tear us apart? In other words, how do we move toward world peace—a tall order!
And, what about our financial world? It’s time to put money in 2nd place where it belongs. We need money to support our hopes and dreams rather than lead the way. Money will never fulfill a life unless it is built from beliefs and values that sustain us—all of us.
Enough for today. What’s your take on this craziness?