There are several angry events going on in the world right now. ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is committing atrocities in the Middle East. Israel and Hamas launch hatred at each other with no forgiveness on either side. Outrage burst into the open in Ferguson recently, and Ukrainians fight to hold their country together. All of this sums up to a mass of angry, resentful and fear-laden thought filtrating around the globe in collective human consciousness.
Be alert. Don’t absorb it!
An acquaintance recently told me that she woke up unusually agitated and angry one morning. Not able to pinpoint a reason, she decided she had mentally picked up on anger she read about in the news. She prayed for world peace, to know that all races and peoples had one Mind in common which gave them the ability to get along and work out their differences. She went even higher, in her prayers, to the kingdom of heaven where divine Love governs the thoughts and actions of all neighbors and causes them to work together in harmony and peace.
She found internal peace with these spiritual truths. Her anger melted. Her peaceful demeanor returned, and she had a restful and productive day.
We all have a responsibility to watch our thinking and be sure to allow only the influences of good to dominate. Conscientious citizens care about their neighbor in turmoil and want to help, but we don’t have to start by absorbing their anger. We can pour on the love and help them in the best way possible.
Don’t be a sponge soaking in negativity. Be a ray of light illuminating the way to a better world!