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Updated on November 28, 2009

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You Can Only Rise to the Level of Your Greatest Fear...

It's easy to feel angered, frightened, or confused when you are continually bombarded with bad news. Like today, for instance. (September 26, 2009) The news channels up and down the the TV spectrum are chatting, if you will, about the three suspects arrested on possible terrorism charges. These guys are from Dallas, Denver, and Springfield, Illinois. Somewhat unlikely places, or so most of us would think. So, with that news comes the dire warnings that bombs can go off anywhere, including small town America. And, to make matters worse, the new breed of terrorist possibilities are homegrown--Anglos, Afros, Euros who don't look anything like the Middle Eastern types you usually associate with anti-American rhetoric. So, be on guard at all times. (What??)

OK, so no Pollyanna-ish drivel here. We live in a world of humans who can do nasty things to each other. It's always been that way. From the first stick over the head by our cave dwelling ancestors (No offense to the "Even a caveman can do it" guys on TV) to the bombs dropped on Japan at the end of WWII, right up to the present moment, we've been showing ourselves to be pretty much like the planetary virus some social scientists think we might be.

It's been said that the optimum amount of humans on the planet that would allow for a continuing balance in nature would be around one to two million--that's MILLION, not billion--people. More than that and we get what we have now. Overpopulation, draining of resources, pollution, global warming, and all the rest of the scary bull pucky that keeps being thrown our way.

No wonder we think all is lost. No wonder we wait for, and in some cases, look forward to, Armageddon. But not me.

Appearances notwithstanding, I know that each of us contains the seed of goodness. Awakening to that reality is the way to change what looks like disaster. How do we awaken? Simple...

  • Recognize your own beauty. Original sin is a lie.
  • Reclaim your power. You're only weak if you believe it.
  • Rewrite your inner script. You wrote the original, or bought into someone else's.
  • Reduce your personal carbon footprint. You don't need as much stuff in your life as you think.
  • Respond rather than react. Think clearly about your choices, your prejudices, your decisions.
  • Release or at least reduce your fears. You will only rise to the level of your greatest fear.
  • Regain your courage. Boldness has a certain charm to it, you know.
  • Remember that you came here to help the world become its best. This is the secret you've been looking for, by the way.
  • Refuse to let the daily news run your life. In fact, turn it off for a week and see if you've really missed anything. What's truly important will find its way into your consciousness.
  • Rest in the Silence now and then; refresh your relationship with the Source of All That Is. Meditation is a powerful brain-changer, not just a woo-woo Eastern religious practice.
  • Remain upbeat, positive, enthusiastic, and optimistic. Pie in the sky? Hardly. Change your thinking, change your life, and ultimately, change your world.
  • Relax. Reboot. Retrain, if necessary. Regroup. Get it?

The best is yet to come. And you are the reason!


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    • RichardSpeaks profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Kent Matthews 

      8 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

      You are now part of the solution. Welcome aboard!

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      8 years ago

      I am moved and inspired. Thank you. Glad I stumbled and landed here. I am one of those people moved by the list. Inspired by the list. Informed by the list. An infant to much of this train of thought, but finally moving in the right direction. Thank you.

    • RichardSpeaks profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Kent Matthews 

      8 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

      Great comments. The only thing I would caution about is the "pearls before swine" thing. I know (and you know) that most of this kind of stuff falls on deaf ears, but there is always that ONE--like you--who will see the post and be moved to comment, or better, moved to take a stand. That's what I count on. I have more than 50 posts here at hubpages and have received about 200 comments over the last year. That's not a lot. But it's 200 more than I had before submitting the posts. I guess I'll keep doing it.

      Check out my blog site. You'll find it listed above these comments. It's different.

      Again, thanks for the comments.

    • TheAllSeeingEye profile image


      8 years ago from England.


      It's a shame most people cannot think along the same lines as people like us. Are we the indigo children? The light-workers?

      I've been trying to get my message across now for some time, but I find most people completely sedative if you know what I mean?

      There is a saying which sums the situation up in a nutshell.

      'Do not cast your pearls to swine.'

      This means that you cannot reason or debate with people who are asleep. It's like having a conversation with a programmed robot. Such people will never understand nor appreciate the value of truth and wisdom. They think they have freewill, think they have freedom of thought and think that what they understand as reality is absolutely normal.

      These people let themselves be brainwashed and manipulated by the mainstream media,

      I'll sum this up for you right here.

      People are being killed around the world and women are being raped yet what plays on people's minds?

      Sport, t.v shows, what dress to wear, what should they order at the local Mcdonalds, how much money do they have in their bank account...

      Sadly other things are more important...and then they wonder why there is so much crime, poverty and wars.

      The problem isn't HOW MUCH EVIL is multiplying on the face of the earth....the problem is when 'GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING'

      Another famous quote

      "Those who do not wish to participate in politics end up being governed by their inferiors"

      Keep up with the message. Although mostly falling on deaf ears I too will keep pushing out the LOVE to all that wants to hear.

    • RichardSpeaks profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Kent Matthews 

      8 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

      Glad you're on board. You sound like a world changer.

    • Nolimits Nana profile image

      Nicolette Goff 

      8 years ago from British Columbia

      Yes, yes, yes to your list!


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