A Vision for Sanity
We see a world where mankind and womankind have learned, beyond all doubt and distraction, that we, both individually and as a whole, are best served by creating a peaceful, compassionate, clean environment for ourselves to live and love in. We see the wisdom in refraining from judging, competing, overpowering, harming and killing one another. We feel the serenity that comes from helping our fellow travelers to rise to their highest potential; to live healthful, creative lives; to hold their anger in check; to find their calling in life; and to care for each other as we would want ourself to be cared for.
In the same way, we envision a world where we have purified our waters, cleansed our air, cleaned up our trash, begun to love the Earth and all Her plant and animal creatures, brought forth healthy foods, and blessed every other human being who comes our way. As a result of these changes in our behavior, we have brought sanity back to the peoples of the Earth, always to honor and protect it – and never to leave it again.
“As an individual gets smaller and smaller and goes on down the dwindling spiral, he believes that exterior forces are more and more dangerous to him. Now, the saw* which is inserted at this point is really more of a saw than an axiom: A man is as sane as he believes himself to be dangerous to his environment. See, that’s a very low-level look, isn’t it? But he is as sane as he believes himself dangerous to his environment. That’s very true of Man.”
“Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.”
Reverend, Jesse Jackson
Your action for today is to renew your commitment to make something happen.
A Vision for Respecting Others
We see a world where we have all risen up and out of our impulse to feel or think that we are better than anyone else. We envision everyone having completely seen through our old patterns where we used to think that our way is the best way, or that our way is the only way. Thus, we have entirely stopped attempting to impose our will on those around us. Instead, we honor the uniquely created, personal path of each person we meet, and we do not interfere with it.
This single, simple response – that we now see all people as equal but different, and we allow them to live their lives without our meddling or interruption – has changed our world entirely. We now respect the religions, the beliefs, the politics, the values, and the evolutionary choices of all our fellow travelers, knowing that each person’s path has within it the means for taking them to their highest expression of joy and fulfillment.