How many times have you said the words “Something has got to be done about it?” whether in the heat of the moment, or in the hours and weeks that have passed by, only to quickly forget about it and move onto the next thing?
Well, you wouldn’t be the only one. We all do it, and some of us do it more than others.
The thing about this statement is it is coming up from within you because you know something needs to be done. It is the activist within you speaking the sentence, and sadly all too often our activist voice gets pushed down and hidden away.
We believe doing something about it will either take too long, open a can of worms or cause you more trouble than its worth.
Until the next time it happens.
And when the next time happens, it won’t happen to a stranger who isn’t there to remind you of your lack of action, it will happen to you or to a loved one.
Or worse still, it will appear in the media in a way that you could never have imagined. In a way that presents you with a wondering, possibly even a depth of guilt about not speaking up and doing something about it, because this time it came with fatal results.
For those of us with a deep conscience, the sleepless nights start the moment we know we could have done something about it but chose to keep our mouth shut.
The knowing that we could have saved others from going through something terrible, even if it was only just one person.
A problem in one area of life will always spill over into other areas of our life. A lack of sleep impacts the way we focus, perform, eat, and interact with others.
It doesn’t matter if this thing we should have done something about is bad practices in our workplace, in our community or within our own family, the choice to actually stand up and do something about it takes courage; and unfortunately in today’s world the majority of people lack courage and conviction.
Or do they?
I say yes, absolutely they do.
With the explosion of social media and internet into people’s homes, we have become a global community in ways we could never have imagined just twenty years ago.
The tell-a-vision and social media programming has created a vehicle of change which has grown beyond anything anyone could have imagined.
The freedom of speech we were given is now being pulled from beneath so many of us who are choosing to go against the narratives which the governments of the world want us to believe.
The access to learning, information and the global experts through podcasts and online learning spaces has shattered the illusion of our educated systems being the right model for learning.
We have access to information and laws around the world in even more ways than any of us thought possible, especially if we choose to access information with a virtual private network which hides our IP address and gives us information our own governments do not wish for us to have.
The fear we have from speaking up and exposing corruption, or abusive behaviours, injustices or violations allows others to quite literally get away with murder.
With the practice of appeasing others and living in fear of being held liable for other people’s stupidity and ignorance, we have created a global culture of dumbing down nations and removing ways of life which made us tougher, stronger and more aware.
Wrapping our children in cotton wool, using anti-bacterial products for everything in our home, and eating processed foods, taking medications without understanding the underlying problems has weakened our immune systems so much so, our bodies cannot fight simple infections and viruses.
For those who live outdoor lives, eat organic healthy foods, think positively and live with gratitude, love and joy, our ability to fight off infections and viruses is stronger than ever. In fact, many of us never get sick, and if we do, we have the ability to fight cancers which we are told are life threatening.
With governments enforcing tighter controls, removing certain aspects of life and preventing freedom of speech, people are dying from the dis-eases of fear and a lack of education.
To remove these problems, we need to remove those in power because those in power are creating more and more problems in the world; and we as a global community have known this for decades. We’ve spoken about it over countless family dinners, discussed with friends over coffee, and yet we still remain silent.
Educating people is part of the answer, but true education can only be achieved when we encourage healthy debates, support each other in asking the right questions, and when those of us who know something should be done, actually stand up and do what we know needs to be done.
Having been a school governor in the UK, I saw first hand how corrupt the education system was. I was shocked and appalled by what I saw coming down from central government and I questioned it, only to be silenced by those who just wanted an easy life.
The thing is though an easy life comes from forming good habits, which are often difficult to make due to the number of people living with and creating bad habits.
Bad habits are easy to make when everyone is living with them. They are however not easy to live with, especially when we consider the negative impact they have on our lives and the lives of others around us.
They create suffering, dis-ease and trauma for generations to come, and until we wise up and start making better choices, start educating ourselves with real information, putting all the jigsaw pieces of the bigger puzzle together, we will continue to suffer.
So the next time you hear yourself saying “Something needs to be done about this!” ask yourself “What is the one thing I can do right now to help with this?”. once you have done that one thing, ask yourself “What is the next thing I can do to help solve this problem?”
Asking better questions, taking things one step at a time, making small changes, we start to make a difference, becoming like the tiny grains of sand which make up the deserts; or the dropets of water which make up the oceans which cover two thirds of the planet.
We are all capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for, and we are smarter than we have been led to believe we are.
We are stronger, wiser and more resilient than we allow ourselves to believe, so believe you can learn the truth, believe you can heal your body naturally, believe you can make a difference, and believe in you.
And if you want to use your success and influence to give a voice for the voiceless, then send me a message and let’s talk about what that looks like for you.
Ciao for now from Colombia,