It’s everywhere in everyone

There is this discontent that has been rising and rising for a very long time. Perhaps you feel it in the marrow of your bones and in the tightness of your jaw whenever you are faced with the sheer frustration of it all. By it all I mean everything that is happening in the world that is just feeling, well…unbearable. It has to do with the wrong thing. You know and you know and you know what the right thing is and you choose it over and over and over again and the wrong thing just keeps coming back at you and never letting up its control over you. I find myself growing more and more intolerant of the wrong thing. When I am faced with anyone or anything at all that is using power in the wrong way I can barely bear it. I find myself walking away and choosing not to participate. It might be a story on the news, or it might be a conversation that just feels wrong, but I am finding that I can no longer remain present for that which all of my instincts tell me is the wrong thing. People in spiritual circles used to say that there is no right or wrong, but that seems less and less true as our world veers chaotically around us. Things are becoming more and more simple on the inside as they continue to escalate in complexity on the outside. Whatever is happening around us is now either something we can say “yes” to, or it triggers within us a violent “no!” and we must move away as silently and as quickly as we can. I don’t feel like fighting with the wrong thing. I don’t feel like giving it any attention at all. I don’t feel like I need to speak out, or use my voice in a grand way, or try to fix it. I just simply want to turn away. And when I turn away I turn inward, to the silence inside of me and to all that I love that holds me. Because when I act simply and when I let the silence fill the places that might have been before filled with righteous outrage something happens to the discontent. It just dissolves. It has no hold over who I am or where I am going. I will continue to do the right thing. I will continue to know and know and know and I will continue to choose the right thing again and again and again. And inside the silence of my knowing and my intention I will find peace. And somehow I know that is what all the discontent is for. The discontent is pointing us to the stillness, And inside the stillness the right thing is born into the world in a way that makes the wrong thing transform. Find your stillness and be that transformation. Your heart knows the way.