Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Never, NEVER did I see ahead when I started this blog seven years ago where the trajectory of my “stop trauma” efforts would take me. I was willing to take off on a journey back then. But there’s a spiral of concern going on here. Into my future. Into the future of all of us!
I can’t say I like where “this” is taking me. THIS WHAT?
Violence in America? (Let alone across the planet.)
What IS violence? Is neglect violence? If not, where, exactly, is the line between these two? Don’t BOTH harm? How is HARM — good? Is it nothing but sheer lunacy to ask questions like, “Which harm is more harmful than the other harm?” My HEAVENS! It is time for adults to wake up!
I will stop my spiraling journey of concerns long enough right here to mention this book, which I have not read yet. I am four pages from the end of Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Christopher Phillips and next plan to read his May 2016 book, The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest.
But, even here, I must admit I do not know if I have the HEART (yet) to open up the covers to begin reading Childing. A dear friend of mine today read to me a post Phillips has on his Socrates Café blog today — please read:
On tragedies — and the opportunity youth present us to avoid repeating them
by Socrates Cafe | Jun 13, 2016
Followed this morning by an email mentioning THIS book, whose title alone sends me whirling through curls of what seem to be unending spirals of complexity – and concerns. This book is an Amazon.com #1 bestseller in medical psychology:
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups by Leonard Sax (December 2015)
It doesn’t take me any time at all, a blink of a twinkling of an eye, to put #1 above and #2 above together and land on this thought: How absolutely terrifying it is to me to consider that it is our CHILDREN who
– although so few adults are or CAN (evidently) hear them –
are being faced with even considering the questions and answers to HUGE global-crisis questions that in their very essence are about problems NO CHILD IN A HEALTHY CIVILIZATION SHOULD EVER HAVE TO CONSIDER?
The world is changing so fast on so many levels of significance that there are VERY few on the planet who are able to keep them all in focus. There ARE answers, and there ARE people working on solutions!!!! The forces being set lose by defunct, outworn, archaic, and decaying patterns of human civilizations ARE at the same time being grabbed by the fistful to be used in the building of a new peaceful civilization: Collaborators and workers on the grassroots levels of culture and society ARE building a new peaceful world that works now and in the future. And, yes, the most significant positive changes on this planet are centered on programs empowering children and youth – with total adult support (see ‘building‘ link above)!
We are an organic species. Everything we accomplish IS organic in process. Every single person on the planet is part of this process. There ARE answers for those who can pay attention.
Trajectories – tides – we CAN turn them! What we think, how we feel, what we say and what we do MATTERS! We ARE greatly empowered beings – IF we choose to wake up – we CAN and we WILL change the world for the better!
“I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love. Thoughts of war bring destruction to all harmony, well-being, restfulness and content. ”
‘Abdu’l‑Bahá / 6. The Pitiful Causes of War, and the Duty of Everyone to Strive for Peace
All together now – ALL OF US!
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Story Without Words: How Did Child Abuse Break My Mother?
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