I watched the amazing movie “I Am”. This movie really made me think about life and the message the movie of Filmmaker, Tom Shadyac tried to portray. Shadyac interviews philosophers, scientists and others to find out ways — individually and communally — that people can improve the way they live.
He questions evolution and says Charles Darwin in his famous book, On the Origin of the Species, actually mentioned the word love many more times than he mentioned survival of the fittest. In fact, he wrote about “survival of the fittest” twice, but mentioned “love” 95 times and about “moral sensitivity” 92 times and talked about the “mind and the brain” 200 times.
Have we got this whole evolution theory wrong? Is it love that really makes the world go around?
What does all that have to say about modern man and how we live? We appear to worship money and all that it can buy instead of showing empathy, compassion and love for one another. I can see why the Master Key experience is intent on helping us practice some of these virtues, especially kindness, which we are encouraged to practice every day.
Haanal 19.12 “We are in the presence of continual change, and we know that this change is but the evolution of the Universal Mind, the grand process whereby all things are continually being created anew, and we come to know that matter is but a form which Mind takes and is therefore simply a condition. Matter has no principle; Mind is the only principle.”
Maybe it is time that we changed and practiced the virtues of empathy, compassion and love .
Mother Teresa: “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis…it is the lack of love and charity; the terrible indifference towards one’s neighbor.”
Napoleon Bonaparte: “Alexander, Caesar. Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon Force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.
I know that I really have to change my old blueprint and replace it with a new me. I need to concentrate on what is really important in life, and what is not important is how many things I can accumulate and how big a house I live in. I need to evaluate my DMP and goals to reflect what is really important to me, and what it is I need to be truly happy while practicing these virtues. My goals need to reflect how I can help others and how I can practice these virtues.
As I was out and about today giving out my notes of kindness to strangers, one woman read her note and thanked me profusely. She then asked if this was something that should be played forward and should she give it to someone else. I told her that I thought that would be a wonderful thing to do. I am going to start adding a line to my notes to encourage others to pass the note on. Can you imagine? My goal is to hand out 1000 notes in the next year, if these notes are passed on from person to person how many people would receive these acts of kindness? Mind boggling!