Let me preface this by saying my heart goes out to all. Keep your head up.
We live in an era of broadcasted tragedy.
An era in which appalling events are ubiquitously publicized, creating a global ritual of fear and despair.
An era in which past tragedies are thrown back into the public eye, year after year.
Does this mean that we should sweep all negativity under the rug and pretend as if it doesn’t exist? Of course not. Negativity exists, because free will exists. And transparency allows truth to be readily available.
Does it mean that we shouldn’t feel sadness? No. Sadness is a natural part of the human experience, and we can’t ignore it. After all, what is joy without pain?
What is perverse regarding these tragedies, in my opinion, is how the message is presented. It creates a global feeling of sadness, and twists that sadness into fear, anxiety, hopelessness, and powerlessness. So instead of empowering ourselves to find a solution and prevent these tragedies from happening in the future, we turn to the “almighty” figures at the top of the hill. And they’re happy to provide us with solutions that may not be in our best interest. Because fear makes people so easy to manipulate, we remain ensnared in this terrible cycle.
The cycle also extends to the anniversaries of past tragedies being massively publicized every year. Like a fear-inducing reminder. It’s disturbing to think how we’ve become almost robotic. A certain button is pressed and the vast majority will exhibit a predictable reaction. We have been installed with a fear-based programming.
Don’t succumb to fear. In the face of tragedy we must operate within the realm of love instead. Send love to all and help uplift humanity. The only way to drive out darkness is with light.
And recognize that it’s natural to feel sadness and go through a period of mourning. Feel it. Embrace it. Be with it. Then transform that sadness into something positive and uplifting instead of fear, anxiety, hopelessness, or powerlessness.
To break this cycle, we must first acknowledge the negative things that happen. Then we must get to the real root of why they happen. And finally, we must uplift ourselves and take action to prevent these tragedies from happening in the future.
When I say get to the real root, I mean it in the truest sense. Maintain an open mind, question everything, and draw your own conclusions. Don’t naively swallow everything that anyone tells you, even if it’s lauded as “the official story.”
We seem to be caught in an endless loop of misguided commemoration with these negative occurrences. Tragedy is thrust into the minds of the people, then roused again and again; marinating our collective psyche in despair. It’s a vicious cycle that does no justice for the victims, nor our human race as a whole. We need to take our power back.
Peace and love to all.