A traveler I once met, who was not of this world, said to me that my soul knew things that my mind did not know, but there was nothing my mind knew that my soul did not also know. So he advised me that when in this world and my life was in the balance to listen to my heart and not my mind, because the soul speaks through the heart and not the mind.
These are times when all of our lives are in the balance, yet we let our minds rationalize the reality around us. We look to our comfort and not the ever growing discomfort we feel that is growing ever larger each day. We see the agonies of war and the toll it is taking on our youth, our future. It even touches our families, but somehow we cling to our false comforts because our minds tell us to not worry. What we see is somehow outside of us, not a threat. Yet in our hearts we know that is not so.
We see the poverty, hunger, and ignorance spreading, yet our minds say we are not responsible. We are good and smart, so these things do not affect us. Yet in our hearts we know that this ignorance and pain is manifested every time a disturbed child or person goes on a rampage of killing innocent people.
Greed has domain in our world of today and our minds tell us we must get what we can, anyway we can in order to survive and overcome those who have garnered a disproportionate share at the expense of millions. Our hearts know that this reality is neither sustainable nor fair, and eventually leads to total enslavement by a few.
Those who are our leaders are merely puppets that do not have our interests at heart, or care to rule justly, but our minds rationalize that government is not important to our daily lives. So we do not participate, we do not protest, and we accommodate our crumbling society as inevitable. Yet in our hearts we know our children are inheriting a world that is less than our own.
So is it not time to listen to our hearts? Is it not time to muster the courage to stand up and seize our own destinies? In our hearts we know the answer to these questions.