Creating The Way

What if we saw the pain and fear in others and tried to help?

What if there was no shame associated with asking for help of any kind?

What if living a life of kindness, generosity, integrity and joy was more important than how much money we made or what we drove?

What if your family was hungry so your neighbors feed you, sent you home with leftovers and invited you back the next day?

What if, when someone lost their home, for any reason, their community helped them establish a new place to live and helped them move?

What if fast food commercials were replaced with where to shop at and ways to support local farms and markets?

What if doctors managed ailments or concerns with diet, exercise, therapy and stress management instead of another pill?

What if we supported and helped each other face our fears, insecurities and heal pain from the past?

And what if, in doing this, we wiped out domestic violence, sexual crimes, verbal and emotional abuse?

What if we could see how we are all connected and our survival, even our daily peace and happiness, is dependent on how we treat each other and how we see the world?

What if we viewed all children as a glimpse in to our future and truly understood, the way they are treated and valued, educated, abused and neglected or loved and well cared for today is like looking in to a crystal ball and seeing the future of our our neighborhoods, communities, society and world as a whole?

Believing in something and staying open to all possibilities – creates the way.

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8 thoughts on “Creating The Way

    • I think it’s difficult and weird because it’s not how the world operates today, but it is possible. Just thinking about these things and changing where we place our attention can even make a difference. Thanks so much for reading Carinn!

  1. I am so highly aware and sensitive to the truth that as a mother, I am respsonsible for these children leaving me one day…and that I am must prepare them: in so many ways, in so many things.
    but mostly, to just not be careless, thoughtless, heartless jerks. To be a light – even when everyone else prefers the dark. That’s a darn had task — becasue I gotta live it too. T
    love this post. wonderful.

    • Thank you so much Rory! Your comments have inspired me now – “To be a light – even when everyone else prefers the dark.” So beautiful. It’s so true and not always easy but I also believe this is part of my job as well; for me to live as a human being and to hopefully instill this in my children as well. Thank you so much for reading and the great comments!

  2. Very inspiring! It is easy to get caught up in our own challenges, problems, stress, etc. but it is often in helping others that we are able to forget about our own problems. And it is so worth the effort.

    • I totally agree, we often don’t expect it but sometimes helping others becomes the cure we’ve been looking for or needing. Thank you so much for reading Christie!

  3. So beautiful! The Tao Te Ching answers a lot of your questions.

    I believe, like you do, that a child’s upbringing is like looking through a crystal ball. If we can make them feel truly loved and accepted they will bring that with them and pay it forward. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thank you for the awesome comment Felicity! Yes, I really feel that. It’s so important for children to really know they are loved and accepted – unconditionally. It would change the world if everyone grew up feeling this way! Thank you so much for reading.

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