In an earlier post, I said negative emotions are a signal that one is Off Purpose in life. This was actually oversimplified but they can be signals that we must not ignore but Do Something To Get On-Purpose. Thinking about my most recent post, my teacher in the Conservation Movement and International Relations told me of her greatly admired “tireless advocate for global peace and environment protection” Richard Falk, I can see a contrast between my irresponsible avoidance of the 6 o’clock “Ain’t it awful! News,” and more “activist” style. If the mind interprets “Ain’t it awful! News”, by raising unpleasant feelings. Yet, Accepting bad news and associated emotions, is at least staying in touch with reality, which is an indication of sanity! This acceptance is vital for any constructive action. In some of my earlier posts, I mentioned Dr. Viktor Frankl’s famous quote: “The Meaning of Life is derived by taking responsibility for the challenges set before us.” Yet to the majority of media watchers, they are helpless in their own eyes, because of the presentation designed to maximize, horror and indignation, because in media parlance, “If it bleeds, it leads!” No kidding, it is a make or break competition for MONEY!
The public only sees impossible challenges! Yet, behind the scenes of ambulances and injuries, even to police, there is an optimistic thrust. One of Sheldrake’s morphogenic fields in the collective subconscious, is being fed from outside of Media range! For example, Gross National Happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world. Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha. I noticed Canada was looking at this some time ago. Also, how about Global Alliance for Rights of Nature?
They state: ” We urge the organizers of Earth Summit/Rio +20:
- to call upon all States, regional bodies, organizations and individuals participating in Rio +20 to adopt the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth and to actively support its implementation through law; and
- to include Plenary and working sessions on how to facilitate sustainable development in harmony with Nature by recognizing, implementing and defending the rights of Nature/ Mother Earth.”
- Rights of Nature – Restoring natural balance for a sustainable future. Continue reading “Good News Is Immensely Inspiring!”