What if we can do this. What if we CAN get along and figure out how to live together on this planet?
Are we part of an amazing lineage of consciousness?
Do we owe something to the future?
I believe that what we owe the world and future generations is optimism.
At the very least, from a do-no-harm standpoint, we need to assure that we do not rob anyone of their optimism, through carrying a torch for cynicism, which I would define as the certainty that things are falling apart and going to hell.
Things certainly look like they may be going to hell. But then again – do we know that? We have also seen that humankind, in extreme circumstances, rises to the occasion. And people all around us are rising.
So why not join in and be unappologetically optimistic?
Why not say:
Sure, I don’t know. No one knows. Things are pretty dour right now.
And…The darkest of times have often been our finest hours, so I for one am going to roll up my sleeves and believe that we can, rather than collapse into “we can’t” or spend one drop of my precious life energy pointing fingers and calling names.
I’m going to find the reasons for hope and focus on the evidence of light, synchronicity and magic, so I can hold the courage to hope, and go ahead and operate from a place of beautiful uncertain optimism.
I think we can do this…and of course I don’t know for sure.
What I do know is that I can do this.
And that in the end is all I can know, and all I can do:
I can be me.
I can be optimistic.
I can come to know myself thoroughly so I can stand strong and keep going with a head held high at what it means to be human, to be part of the human family.
At this time in history, this may be the greatest courage of all.
If you want something meaningful to resist, resist the cynicism that says we can’t get along and figure out how to live together on this planet.
Defy the knee-jerk conventional wisdom of cynicism, and take a stand for life, well lived, in hope and optimism.
The coming generations of all life and beings will thank you.