Wednesday, 19 October 2011
I have been reading many articles about the Occupy Movement - some journalists 'for' it, some against and some seeming to not understand it at all. These journalists talk about how there isn't a clear agenda, blaming the protesters for not understanding what they are even protesting about. For me it is clear - very clear. The time has come for change. Not just tweaking of some government policy. Not more taxes or less taxes. Not communism. Not better capitalism. There are 1.1 billion people that are undernourished in our world, 1.2 billion people with no access to clean water, climate change is a reality with atmospheric CO2 31 % higher than in 1750 and methane 151% higher. We are losing an estimated 50,000 species a year! The time has come for a new society where fundamental human values are lived and supported. Where values such as love, respect, fairness, compassion, acceptance, integrity, joy and laughter are the basis for every interaction. Imagine a world where every ruling party started their day with a meditation and that these values were embedded in their dealings. It is these values that are embedded in the Occupy Movement. It is what is enabling Occupy Wall Street to continue as a peaceful protest despite provocation and bullying from people holding positions of power for so long. It is time for awakening - awakening from a slumber of greed, hate, bullying, and anger. Time to awaken and see the potential in every living being. For me that is what the Occupy Movement is about.