This article is written to just give another perspective to all the things happening around us. Not meant to disrespect anyone or anything.
For the past few months since the end of 2019 we have witnessed a lot around us. Bush fires, cyclones, change of democratic rules and protests that followed(in india), Covid and now the current Black Live matters Protest.
If we look at all these things closely we find one thing in common – Discrimination.
Discrimination of Humans from animals, discrimination of people of various age groups, religion, gender, sexual orientation, discrimination based on economic status and now colour.
The minute one category gets oppressed the others come in support and protests and this has been going on for decades. But discrimination continues.
The question one must ask is why does one feel oppressed? Why should one be better than the other. Will we ever win the fight to make the one dominating understand that he/she needs to change?
What if the one feeling oppressed stops feeling that way? What if each individual develops the habit of feeling empowered from within instead, irrespective of your colour, financial status, religious status etc and improve your energy from within. Not let external factors make you weak. What if every individual learns to think and act based in his/her confidence level and not based on the label given by society?
What if we educate the children today to not feel vulnerable. Will we see more equality in the coming decades?
Why do people feel empowered only when there are hundreds supporting your view? Why don’t you live life knowing you are right.
I am not talking about situations where there are ammunitions which make a certain person feel powerful. Even in that situation, I am sure if we learn to grow our inner energy, humans won’t feel the need to use these guns and ammunitions, but that will take immense practice and discipline which humans had but have forgotten.
We don’t need an incidence of this level to know that racism or discrimination based on colour or capabilities exists in every family. Kids are compared with their cousins and made to feel inferior or superior based on various factors.
People discriminate based on age groups and hence as we grow older some people start loosing their self-worth. Why? Younger is better or older is wiser? Now I have crossed 40/50 so I am not capable of learning? I cannot find a companion now that I have lost my spouse or I am seperated or am a single parent. I am now a parent to three kids so I am bound to be weak? We label ourselves, we discriminate ourselves first before the society starts labelling.
Somewhere the previous generation is to be blamed. Only a few parents either don’t compare or teach their child that it’s ok to be seen different externally, but we all are the same based on our needs of food, shelter, clothing, love and respect.
Such individuals grow up to be confident souls and treat every living being on this planet with same love and respect be it animals, plants or fellow human beings.
Even now as adults, if you don’t let the belief of discrimination seep inside, you will be on the path of empowerment. Do not discriminate even yourself based on how you look, your age, your family status, your religion, your likes and dislikes.
Learn to first value yourself for who you are! Not who you are as ‘labels’ but who you truly are!
Learn to not let any kind of discrimination make you still continue to discriminate yourself in your own eyes. Only you can be your own support first as an individual.
Any kind of self-sympathy weakens you. Rise above the feeling of inferiority. Only you can be your own protector.
Empowerment is the key.
Increase your aura by doing what love. Nurture your talents. Feel good about yourself. We all are gifted with some or the other talent, just recognise it.
Learn to give back to the society in your own way. Adopt animals, take care of plants, volunteer in cleaning / betterment of your community, work at an orphanage, support each other, teach your talents, spend time with kids at a park or an animal shelter or a cleanliness drive. All of this does help in boosting your self confidence and in turn improves your aura.
Your existence is in your own hands first…learn to feel that. 🙂