I have been on facilitator training the last two days. One of the take-aways from the session is that a key part of being a true friend is indignation. What do I mean? Simple: Sometimes in order to be real with the people you care for you need to be indignant toward someones actions or a situation. Through this you can help people realise that what they are doing is harmful to themselves and/or others.
So this morning I woke up feeling very indignant about the way that we are going about business and life. I look around and feel disgusted and the greed and selfishness that pervades society. What is worse is that so many of us simply shrug our shoulders and say well, what can we do? That is the way things are.
Well I am here today to use this public space to raise my voice and firstly remind myself and secondly remind you to ask the question: What is all of this about?! Why the rush, the fear, control and waste? We have lost touch with spiritual intelligence. We have lost touch with our neighbours and in the mad dash to the finish line everyone has become our competition. I feel tired of this world. I feel tired of running trying to ‘meet the deadline’. I know we have to work and I agree that work can be something beautiful; something creative. We have however enslaved ourselves to greed and work is the slave master. Why do you work?
In the next post I will look at ways to get out of this mindset and I ask you to help me. So look at what you have just read, reflect and watch this space so you can share from your wisdom.