“The greatness of humanity is not being human, but in being humane.”
~Mahatma Gandhi, Lawyer, Politician, and Activist
A couple of songs have been playing over and over in my head this week. First, “Rise Up” and “I’m Only Human After All” sung by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. I couldn’t get the refrain out of my head today so I’ve been considering what’s mine to write about. Yes, I’m only human after all and I’m a spiritual being, as well, here to express my divine self as a human being so I began to think about what is happening around me. Change is a constant. Fear is all around if you choose to embrace it. Goodness and love are there to embrace as well. There are examples of humanity being humane and there is the contrast of human beings not being humane. Contrasts are very visible these days.
With so much going on I began to ask myself, “What do I believe? What is my truth? What do I value? How do I want to be remembered? How do I want to be treated? What choices will I make given many businesses are opening to more contact with customers?” I came to the conclusion that the answer to these questions is a personal and individual one. My intention is not to do harm to myself, loved ones or others. So I continue to hear Rag ‘n’ Bone Man sing, “Maybe I’m foolish. Maybe I’m blind. Thinking I can see through this and see what’s behind. Got no way to prove it so maybe I’m blind. But I’m only human after all. I’m only human after all. Don’t put your blame on me. Don’t put your blame on me.” Hmmm.
I have learned through the years that the only thing I control are the choices I make and how I respond to the choices of others. Rather than give my power to others and blindly follow I’m choosing to consider what’s best for me without judging me or anyone else. I may not agree with someone else’s choice but I can still respond in a humane way. That’s my choice! Yes, I’m both human and a creation of the divine. I continue to choose to be more and more in the consciousness of love and goodness in spite of choices others might make. It’s up to me to create the reality I want to live in and in order to do that I will make my choices consciously and with intention. I intend to continue to champion love and goodness in my reality creation. Can you imagine what life might be without love and goodness? I hear you saying, “We’ve seen glimpses already.” Yes, and we can choose to be different.
Are you ready to be a champion of love and goodness as you dream and create your new reality? Paul Coelho tells us, “Being human means having doubts and yet continuing on your path.” We all have the ability to contribute to humanity in positive ways. Taking the opportunity to spend time with yourself leaning more and more into heart based choices and what feels true for you in spite of your doubts is one way to continue on your path! Each one of us is a part of the whole, the collective, and what one of us does affects all of us. We are more powerful than we believe. I choose to use the lens of love as I make my choices and continue on my path. How about you?
Hope, love, and wisdom are buried deep within each one of us. Let the spark ignite and grow! I will be offering a free guided meditation Igniting the Spark of Hope by Staying Connected using Zoom on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 2p-3p AZ time. It will be recorded. If you are interested in participating or receiving the recording of the meditation please register at victoriabarna.com.