by Matilda Clark
Pondering our current situation it is not hard to see that humanity is not in great shape… disease, corruption, war and social dysfunction are ever present all over the world. Looking back at history the cycles go on repeating and we do not learn or choose to change. There is no sense of unity: whilst we talk about caring for all mankind, we keep ourselves separate and distant from one another with adherence to one or another particular religion, a passion for upholding nationality or retaining some culture over and above another, whether it serves everyone well or not. We have a habit of placing one group of people in a position of higher importance than another, whether that is family, old school friends, club members, church goers, neighbours as opposed to foreigners, people with different beliefs, young people, old people etc etc.
For me it is clear that something needs to change. For starters we simply need to be honest enough to admit that current problems will not be solved with the same set of values and thought processes that created them. Sometimes stepping out of the crowd can be uncomfortable but in truth less so than perpetually repeating ill ways.
Without being blindly wedded to Universal Medicine (as some would suggest with reference to cults), in the teachings of the Ageless Wisdom there is a framework that allows another way… gently breaking old patterns and ill behaviours. For me the proof is in the pudding … approaching life with fresh eyes, unhampered by tired emotions or inherited ideals and beliefs, it is possible to create a life that is simple, full and connected to a sense of us all being one, regardless of location in the world, social status or skin colour. I enjoy taking responsibility for the way I live and its impact on those around me, near and far, and I enjoy knowing that I am forever learning, never shutting off to the opportunities that every day presents.