What Would Be My Plan For The World? (If I Were Asked)
How does one make a difference in a world that appears to be filled with evil?
I worry about homeless people lying in the streets in subzero weather. I remain deeply sorrowful over the devastation of uncontrollable events such as the tsunami tragedy, 9/11, school shootings and child abductions. I think about victims of theft and murder as well as, folks who are ill and disabled.
Often my emotions are a jumble of guilt and helplessness as I conclude that I, Sparklea, a speck in the universe, simply cannot save the world.
I silently ask God, "WHY did you decide my existence?"
The inaudible voice I continue to hear replies, "Sparklea, it is not meant for you to exist. You are here to LIVE. You are a gift, as are all others on this planet. If you remain an unopened gift you cannot offer to others what treasures lie inside you."
I then wonder if I can offer to anyone a plan for the world?
To anyone reading this: I can NOT give you solutions to global problems. I have no charts, maps, graphs, statistics or arguments regarding what are right or wrong decisions.
Yet, many ARE dedicating themselves to certain causes to assist our planet. Celebrities are attempting to do great things such as saving the environment, feeding the hungry, fighting diseases, child abuse, animal cruelty and getting criminals off the streets.
But, what about US? What can WE do?
Most of us are busy and preoccupied with our own lives and problems. Yet the world DOES extend from our back yard.
William James, the father of American Psychology, stated that the power to move the world is in the subconscious mind. For example, historical evil leaders have used the power of suggestion as a tool of destruction. They made sure that slogans, posters, signs, flags and pictures of themselves were visible throughout their countries, slowly convincing people to assist them in their evil deeds. A constant repetition of words and phrases can result in the rhythmic flow or movement of the earth.
Back to the question: "What can be done?"
We have seen examples of what evil suggestions have accomplished.
Why not try the reverse?
If I had the money and the klout, here is what my plan for the world would be:
I would spread one single phrase throughout the world, and it is this:
THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF YOU.
I would hang banners at the entrance of all cities, states and on buildings such as schools and universities. I would see to it that this message was flashed on every television station and on screens in movie theatres. I would distribute bumper stickers and buttons. I would pay radio stations to have each DJ say several times a day, "The world is a better place because of you."
I would hire a famous person to write a song with the lyrics, "The world is a better place because of YOU," with the hope that, eventually many would ask themselves, "What talent do I possess that I could use for good in this world? "What simple deeds could I perform to make the world a better place in which to live?"
Here is a true story I heard a few years ago:
A female listener called into the Glen Beck radio program. She said she would lock herself in her bathroom to get away from her family.
For two days she prayed for a spiritual awakening. The third day, while eating a sandwich at a diner, she noticed a man on her LEFT trying to drink his coffee. His hand was shaking so badly he could hardly get the cup to his mouth.
On her RIGHT was a teen with spiked colored hair, tatoos, pierced eyebrows and a bolt through his nose. He was bopping around with his earphones on. It disgusted her to witness how self-centered this teen was and appalled at the man who couldn't drink his coffee.
As she thought about the unfairness of the world, she went back to reading her book.
Suddenly she looked up and noticed the spike haired teen walking over to the man. The teen cupped the shaking man's hand in his and helped him lift the cup to his mouth. He then helped the man eat his food.
She asked the teen if he knew the man. He replied, "No, I figured he needed help."
This woman had received her spiritual awakening. She felt humbled and ashamed that she had sat there, judging the teen and doing NOTHING.
Here is an example to how one person can make a difference in our worldl. That teen had just contributed his part in making the world a better place in which to live.
As for my part, although I am a drop in the ocean, I do not intend to remain an unopened gift.
As I continue to write with the purpose of contributing to the happiness of others AND to manifest LOVE (per Billy Buc's hub regarding purpose), like that spike haired teen, even if I do a little, it is better than doing nothing at all.
Blessings, Sparklea :)