Living in a Kindness Paradigm creates for us a challenge. We may no longer place blame on others for the ills of the world. We must instead ask the difficult questions: Why did you murder that man? Then we must listen with love in our hearts for the answer.
When we hear the answer we must be prepared to live the answer and therein lies the challenge. We will no longer be able to say that someone else needs to do something or that our government needs to do something. As individuals we will have to live the answer.
While we surely do not want to be killed, putting murderers behind bars is not the answer. Solving the reason they murdered in the first place–that is the answer. And while I understand that people who are starving need to eat, feeding the starving is not the answer. Solving the reason they are hungry in the first place–that is the answer.
In the last few years there have been many uprisings of the people against their government? Why? For a better life. We must, as individuals, make it our mission to create wonderful lives for ourselves and simultaneously make the lives of others we touch wonderful also. We do this by developing compassion in ourselves. Compassion feels like love. True compassion feels like love for the murder and for the victim, for the oppressor and the oppressed.
Cheryl Jensen, March 3, 2014 at Lake Goodwin, Washington USA