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The Plight Of Humanity - Unbearable Sadness

Updated on September 17, 2014

This Morning My Heart Was Crying...

I never wanted to write this article, but today is the day I must. Cruelty has reached epic proportions in this world of ours. We have come to a crossroads as human beings. We are facing the choice between darkness and light within ourselves. Those of us who really are making the effort to be kinder, more aware and more generous with each other are beginning to take up the hatred and disdain of the self-serving and greedy. It all seems for a good purpose, taking up the battle, but what it does instead is cause our youth to be conflicted and have feelings of hopelessness.

I recently read an interview with a woman who is the administrator for a teen homeless shelter. She said that in 2009, their center served just over 1000 teens. In 2010, she said the numbers had risen to over 8,000. She continued by saying that with the current rate of expansion, their facility alone would be attempting to benefit over 20,000 teens each year by 2013. She was asking for financial assistance. Their facility is underfunded and cannot keep up with the growing numbers of homeless teens coming to them for help. She said that the primary cause of the increase in cases is that many of the teens come from families who have lost their homes to foreclosure. Their parents have lost their jobs and have not been able to find another. The teens say they left the family group to try to relieve the pressure on their parents to take care of them. Sometimes there are younger family members who are unable to take care of themselves, sometimes it is just the stress of trying to adjust to dire poverty, but for whatever reason, these teens are now on their own, living in a world of people whose motto is "what's in it for me?"

The U.S. has already spent more than $550,000,000.00 in their involvement in Libya. Obama decided to pull out of that fight, more of less, but is being criticized by the military for doing so. I don't know if he has had a realization of sorts about this effort, or if he has become aware of the irony in spending so much money to help another country, while millions of his own people suffer. Honestly, anything I say would just be conjecture on my part.

There is a part of me that wants to chastise the evils of this world and judge what is in the hearts of my fellowman, but I already think that the level of sadness and angst among us is unbearable. It is challenging to stop the criticism of others when there is so much suffering in the world and I know from my own desire to shine the light on what I see as injustices, that it takes a monumental effort not to judge those who cause these things. But, by criticizing each other and fearing each other we are only adding more of the energy of dispair to the fire.

What is needed most right now is love, peace, compassion, generosity and joy. These are the emotions we must spread and share with each other. Turning our awareness to the light is the only thing that will change the world for the better. Again, I know the difficulty of putting down the sword in the 'good fight' against oppression, but what we fear, we resist and what we resist, we become.

I would like to propose a new day of world awareness. On April 15, 1965, a song sung by Jackie DeShannon, composed by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David was released. The name of that song was "What The World Needs Now Is Love". I am going to spend the next year promoting April 15th as International Day of Love and Awareness. That gives me a year to spread the word. It will be a day where I ask people to pause for a 24 hour period in their lives to support love between themselves and others. And, if possible, make the declaration to be happy in their own lives for all time. If you are willing to, please tell everyone you know that this next year on April 15th 2012 we will begin celebrating the first day of International Love and Awareness and then tell them what it means. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to anyone who will take up this cause. Start now to make it so in your own life.

Truly, if those of us who have everything we need, cannot find the strength to be happy, there is no chance for those struggling to survive, to ever find it.

I send you love and light,

Lela

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    • CreatePerfection profile imageAUTHOR

      CreatePerfection 

      2 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Thank you Robert. Blessings to you and may the world find peace, love and compassion for one another.

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      ROBERT BURKE 

      2 years ago

      Beautiful...

    • CreatePerfection profile imageAUTHOR

      CreatePerfection 

      5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Curiad,

      Thank you for your kind comment. I have a vision and in this vision the light eminates from each of us towards each other. One person is all it takes to change the world. We have several singular people who are changing the world every day. Some are creating a better world for future generations and some, not so much. Each of us has to choose, now, which we will be the instrument of change for - will we spread the light, will we hide and do nothing, or will we be the messengers of more sadness, more strife, more struggle.

      Mark, thank you for who you are and thank you for bringing the light with you.

      Blessings,

      Lela

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      CreatePerfection 

      5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      CrisSp,

      Thank you for your encouraging words. I will definitely check on Humanity One World. It is my dream that we all see ourselves in each other and act only in the best interest of love.

      Blessings,

      Lela

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      Mark G Weller 

      5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      A great message you have here. The numbers are staggering and the damage done by all this will be felt for generations I fear. All we can do is try, and endeavor to help in whatever way we can, mark

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Great messages you have here.

      I am definitely passing this along and sharing it in the H.O.W. (Humanity One World) on Facebook. You may want to join us spread the good words.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/294777667307474/

      Thanks.

    • CreatePerfection profile imageAUTHOR

      CreatePerfection 

      7 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Thank you Frog Prince, your words are very soothing. I believe as you do, that what we cannot handle is better left with God. Thank you for this very gentle comment. Thank you for your friendship, too.

      Blessings and light...

      Lela

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      The Frog Prince 

      7 years ago from Arlington, TX

      I'm rarely sad CP. Disappointed sometimes but I get over it. My solace in life is my believing in my creator as I do, I don't often talk about it because that is a personal thing between the two of us. A friend asked me recently why I am so upbeat all the time. Life is too short not to be.

      When I write I write from the heart about things I see. I'm sad about the state of our nation therefore I write about what others may not see. That's me though. I express that sadness bluntly and openly. It seems to help me keep my sanity.

      You have shed a little light on the subject. But don't be sad. Life is too short my friend. Only be sad about things you have control over. If not, give it back to God. He'll tend to it for you.

      The Frog

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      CreatePerfection 

      7 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      SW, thank you so much for your kindness and support. It has meant much to me to have you share your wisdom in comments on the articles I have written.

      You are so correct in what you have said today,"It is not that the world needs love because the world is love but rather our willingness to be part of the love that already exists all about us."

      Thank you for the gift of this song by MC YOGI. I enjoyed it so much and will go to the site for a download onto my computer. Thank you for who you are in the world and thank you for your friendship.

      Blessings and light to you...

      Lela

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      Well said CP. I remember well this song but never fully agreed with the lyrics. It is not that the world needs love because the world is love but rather our willingness to be part of the love that already exists all about us. You CP are a conduit for this love through your writing and I love your passion.

      Here is my gift to you today.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpVUih5nY9g

      Thank you.

    • CreatePerfection profile imageAUTHOR

      CreatePerfection 

      7 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Terry, give Sacky a big hug and kiss from me. No one should have to do that.

      Lela

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      Terry.Hirneisen 

      7 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      Sacky just threw up over the thought of mating with Dullard Trump!! That's as loving as it gets!

    • CreatePerfection profile imageAUTHOR

      CreatePerfection 

      7 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Fay, I really mean it when I say I will always love you and Terry. I think that I am a pretty good judge of character and I feel honored to have you and Terry in my life. Sometimes we have to be cranky because the burdens we are carrying are so intense, but I can say with total certainty that Terry is a sweetheart and a pushover.

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      Fay Paxton 

      7 years ago

      Perfection:

      Terry is always running around growling like an old cranky bear, we both know he's a pushover, don't we? lol!

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      CreatePerfection 

      7 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Terry, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. My prayers go out to her and to you. I support you wholeheartedly in the path you choose. And, Sacky too. Be gentle with yourself, my friend.

      Lela

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      Terry.Hirneisen 

      7 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      Well I want you to be happy!!! Currently my wife had an emergency appendectomy that turned out to be burst and a malignant tumor. If anything, I express more vile and viciousness then before. I let Sacky take the heat though. LOL. But whatever troubles you must bear I hope you do find happiness. I am actually more happy when I an giving Tea Baggers Hell! My light is the rocket sticking up their butt with a glow that I put there!

      Sacky has some new ones! She soon will have a star on her door.

    • CreatePerfection profile imageAUTHOR

      CreatePerfection 

      7 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Terry, I will always love you and Fay, no matter what. I do know how you feel. Believe me, I want to scream and rail at all the insanity going on in our country and in the world all the time. You can see it in my early Hubs. I have been a fighter against injustices my whole life. What I realize, though, is that I have to make a choice, and that choice for me has to be the light.

      I decided recently, within the last month or so that I must discipline myself to see only God in everything. The last few years in my life have been and still are filled with challenges, as everyones' life is. I am not religious in any way, but I am totally a spiritual being. I have prayed and I have meditated and I have cried and I have struggled with what I see in the world, and finally I have declared that I will be happy for all time. It is the only thing I can do to help a world in despair.

      I had to write this article, but my intention is to write things that are uplifting and create thoughtfulness and joy among those who have been generous enough to follow and support me. I shall always support everyone I can who takes up the good fight, but I shall always, too, do all that is in my power to bring the energy of the people of our planet to the achievement of their highest goals through being the most positive force of energy that I, myself, can be.

      Thank you for being a wonderful part of my life, Terry. I really do appreciate you.

      Blessings and light to you always.

      Lela

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      Terry.Hirneisen 

      7 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      Create Perfection,

      Your name says it. You are a KIND, Considerate, Educated, and Loving person. I admire you and I wish you the best. You know you have made an admirable effort to apply your values in a positive way, such as in population considerations. Now comes the BUT.... I disagree. If all people were like yourself this might work but then we would not need the HUB. But a simple example is Auschwitz. There will always be people in this world that will be the hammer if you insist on being the nail. Look at those awful signs of hate and racism at the Tea Party rallies. I do not see your method of Love working with them. They will nail your ass to the ground. There is a line in Clint Eastwood's "Outlaw Josey Wales" that I like.

      "Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is. "

      I suppose that is counter to this hub. I care about you enough to be truthful. But this isn't me. Truthfully, no matter what Fay says, I do not see it as her either.

      Ya still Love me? I hope!

    • CreatePerfection profile imageAUTHOR

      CreatePerfection 

      7 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Fay, thank you for the support and friendship you have shown me. It means the world to me.

      God bless you in every single way.

      Lela

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      Fay Paxton 

      7 years ago

      You wrote:

      "What is needed most right now is love, peace, compassion, generosity and joy. These are the emotions we must spread and share with each other."

      There's nothing else to say except voted up and awesome.

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