Living in a world not driven by fear, ego and belief is so remote from our experience that we cannot imagine what it would be like or how it could possibly work.
— Thomas W. Campbell
While humans were busy domesticating wild beasts, evils of the universe were engaged in taming the human heart. Yes, animals were domesticated and hearts were tamed. Win win situation? No.
The Me-Me-Me Syndrome has robbed us of our compassion. Love’s the exception, not the rule. Egotism and narcissism have displaced altruism and solicitude. Achieving inside success and happiness has become exceedingly difficult in this fear driven world.
Satisfaction? That’s always just a little ahead of me. As I’m about to close in on it, it sprints ahead. Love? Duh, can’t trade rationality for love. Kindness? Nay, too busy. Sincerity? Lol what’s that? Compassion? Ain’t got time for that. Smiling? Takes too much effort. Time? Is money.
Money. Who would’ve thought that a piece of weird paper with no intrinsic value whatsoever would someday preside over our very existence?
A world driven by fear and ego is comprehended easily because we live in such a world. We see it everyday, we breathe it. It’s become a way of life for us. For this very reason, we’re unable to picture the Land of Love. Such an idea leaves us bewildered, perplexed.
Is a Land of Love plausible? Will love be enough to sustain us? Is it practical? Is it even workable? Will everybody cooperate? Will people reciprocate? The questions never end.
We’ve wired ourselves to think that any social arrangement based on cooperative care and love is inevitably doomed. That this selfish, self-focussed attitude is a part of us, and we cannot escape it.
Maybe escaping this attitude is a tough thing to do. Maybe it’s impossible. But the idea of the Land of Love is so enchanting, it’s just not possible for me to give up without even trying.
I’ll not let the hard-hearted dull my sparkle. And I’ll do my bit. I know someone will reciprocate.
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