It is pretty simple – there is so much noise lately and it is hard not to hear it all. What are you doing with what you hear?
It is also hard not to make your own noise. The question for me is if my noise is helpful and coming from the heart, or just noise. How do I express my disgust for how we are treating each other and still treat others well? Not always easy.
I believe in noise that makes a difference, and I believe in positive non- violent protest, I believe in being kind, I believe in communication.
We have to be careful with our words and actions. Are they coming from the heart or are they meant to hurt? Are we acting out of a reflex? Is that reflex a thoughtful one or is it a first reaction? Does your first reaction create other reactions that are not healthy?
I feel that we are seeing too many gut reactions that are spinning out of control – we are not hearing in our heart. Please think about how you hear (it is not easy) and if we all take a moment to adjust and help be part of the solution we will all be heading in a better direction.
A friend of mine once said to me – If you can’t Help someone don’t Hurt them. Pretty simple, right?