A more tranquil world

The other day I was on a flight high above the clouds looking out over the horizon. At 34,000 feet it is a very different world. There is a calmness to the blue of the sky, the white of the clouds and the dark patches of the earth down below. It seems a surreal world between the craziness of what is going on down on earth and the tranquilness that is far above us. That got me to thinking.

In a world with so much beauty, why is it that we as societies find the need to muck it all up with wars, hatred, racism and conflicts? All around us are amazing things to be discovered, wonderful cultures to be experienced and passions to be realized. Yet, the greed and the need for power often circumvent the opportunity to enjoy all that the world has to offer at its finest. If the power of all the combined conflict in the world were harnessed for good, imagine the amazing things that could happen.

It seems that rather than being able to come together to create the common good, we are separated by multi party systems, classes, castes and socioeconomic levels. All of this despite the fact that we all started life in the exact same way and will finish life in equally the same way. The twists and turns that happen between those two moments are what creates the harmony and chaos that make up our world.

Unless we are completely insane, I have to believe that most of us dream of a utopia where we all live in harmony and peace. A place where individuals aren’t out for just themselves, but for the common good of their fellow person. A world of giving rather than taking and a world where compassion and understanding overpower greed and avarice.

I would like to believe that the majority of people long for that tranquil world that I saw outside that window. If we can’t live it, we have to find a way to create it by surrounding ourselves with that which is good, learning to block out the negative and giving the positive a chance to come through is a beginning. From there we can build life into what we want, if we only believe.

Have a great day and remember to be the reasons someone smiles.

Ron

Mornings with Ron is now available as a podcast at anchor.fm/morningswithron or on iHeartRadio, Apple or Google Podcast, Spotify or most podcast sites.

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