Following is a daily petition inspired by Marianne Williamson in ILLUMINATA
“….cast from me all harsh and critical nature, cast from me all anger and violence; cast from me all doubt and insecurity, cast from me all fear and hatred.”
Just as the SERENITY PRAYER was my mantra in early sobriety and continues to be a source of strength today, my version of Marianne’s supplication is a mainstay in the cultural and political chaos of not only America but the entire world. When insight, understanding, and compassion seem to fail, what is left is either a plea to think, speak, and act in a civil and fearless manner or to react, respond, and attack in a hostile manner indicative of our prehistoric gene pool.
And therein is the solution to any and all issues facing us today. We live in a world which has polarized its population into two groups. The one advocates for the inherent rights of all people, the other attempts to continue the tribal instinct of self-protection at the expense of the remainder of mankind. One is the path to enlightenment and global co-existence, the other leads to oppression and eventual species annihilation. The choice of which direction to pursue is an individual decision. It sounds too utterly simplistic, but each one of us needs to decide on which side we will stand in the evolution or regression of mankind. We will all eventually exit this life in this world as dead carcasses so, it’s a matter of eternal legacy, isn’t it? Which legacy am I pursuing?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…..” DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE