I am not one to preach pessimism and doom and that would be completely contradictory to how I feel about the present situation anyway. The challenges that each of us face are an opportunity to grow and develop new ways of approaching life and its vagaries. I myself have found my old world fall apart this year and whilst the initial feeling is one of freefall, it offers so many opportunities to reassess and make decisions on who I want to be and what is truly important to me. I do not feel that I am falling apart but that I have broken through many barriers and the parts of me that are no longer valid have been released. The other parts of me are regrouping and forming a new me living a very different life. It feels like I am falling together.
I therefore believe this is a time to celebrate as all of us as a group or collective are also not falling apart but are falling together. It is becoming more and more obvious that we are all linked together. What happens in one nation has effects in all others. What happens to one peoples has repercussions on us all. We share this planet and there is no where to run to other than here.
It takes a lot of trust in the process. As things appear to get worse so the need for us all to unite gets stronger and this is indeed happening. If only the media would report and reflect the underlying reality, showing how more and more groups of people are coming together to assist each other and our planet in ways that would have been unimaginable not so long ago. There is a sea change taking place and it is up to each one of us to make the choice whether to drown in the chaos or ride the wave and participate in a new way of being which celebrates humanity and its true nature - one of loving compassion and cooperation.
For too long (and I mean thousands of years) we have been taught that it's a dog eat dog world where only those willing to aggresively compete get by. This false paradigm has driven our economy, our politics, our philosophy and our fundamental belief about ourselves. It is wrong and always has been wrong. Now we are opening our eyes and for once really questioning this way of doing things. This is happening on a very large scale with thousands of people waking up to the fact that the false reality is now crumbling around us. We only need to look at the media which is a propaganda machine for violence and disorder and political suppression. It feeds us a tainted and warped view of reality. Each time you switch on the TV news or buy a newspaper you are celebrating this negative message. Don't!
It is far more productive and instructive to invest time and energy into supporting something you feel passionate about, preferably something that brings joy, something that benefits not just you alone. By doing this you add your enthusiasm to the building of a new way of life for all, one in which no one falls apart because everyone really is falling together.