Sunday, January 6, 2013
Coping with bad news
I've just read a quote from Jilda's blog that motivated me to write this post. "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all".
Are modern societies educating to love others or to compete with others?
Reading the news over the last few weeks has taken a toll on my mood. Sometimes they disrupt my sleep. Staying blissfully ignorant is not a solution either,so how do you cope with the terrible news that reach us?
I have the opinion that we can all do something to make this world a better place. Somebody said recently that kindness has less publicity than mean acts. That is true but it is not enough to satisfy me. As we strive to be happy we don't need to accept that the universe is unfolding the way it should. This being said, I have to admit that I will try to curb the information that reaches my head to stay mentally sane.
There are many things that are out of our control and yet there is always something that we can do to have a positive impact on this world. But how do we control our feelings and emotions? If I were to feel differently about what happens, I would be somebody else. And I want to be who I am.
If there is anything that pain has taught me it is to seek inner peace amid chaos.
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." Edward Everett Hale.
I hope you can all find inner peace through simple acts of kindness.