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Mudslinging, pointing the finger and all that negative poo.

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

Along with being a holistic practitioner and teacher, I take great joy in the practice of playing bass guitar in a band in Toronto. I guess it’s just another way of spreading a vibration to a large group of people at once.
At any rate, the band and I (minus a member) were hired on to play at a political fundraiser.
In the process I spent a little bit of time talking with the candidate about a few things, specifically the concept of mudslinging (something more and more common these days) and something that has been really bothering me for some time, pointing the finger.
Hmm.
Mudslinging.
I have to wonder why this is something that the up and coming and apparently many veteran politicians have to partake in. I know I will likely get the response that “He said something about me first” or “I’m just protecting the interests of the voters and the community…”.

You know what? Save it.
It would seem that the reason people go digging around to find fault in the lives and livelihoods of others is to get people to overlook their misgivings and skeletons. If one has to find an issue in someone else’s life, maybe they should consider what may be in their own history to prompt the concern.

Experience is the greatest teacher, and it takes experience to know the damage that can be done.
You can’t say you know how someone or something feels unless you’ve had the experience.
What I’m getting at is, if one feels the need to expose anothers misgiving, they’re hiding something of their own.
Does that really make for a trustworthy representative of the community, on any level?

Pointing the finger.

What exactly is the point of this waste of energy?
I understand that in many cases someone or something has to be accountable, apparently because the world or society says so. However, more often than not the search for an answer as to “who did it” ends up costing the world or the respective community or government more money than was originally lost or wasted in the first place.
Simple and recent example.
The BP Gulf Oil Spill.
First off, not a spill, but a constant flow, and for way too long.
The whole news and media community mounted a monumental witch-hunt to find out “WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?!?!” and landed on Mr. Hayward, at that time the CEO or some such thing of the company. All of a sudden this fellow is responsible for the whole fiasco, from the connection breaking to the research not working out on time and on and on. Being realistic, one wonders how much actual involvement Mr. Hayward had in constructing the oil rig, the maintenance, and on and on.

That’s just one example. I don’t need to and won’t go on about this.

All I’ll say is, I think if we all, and I do mean ALL would just deal with issues and crises to the best of our abilities,
and that needless to say means pulling together our individual senses of reality and our collective energies, and stop wasting our time on calling each other names both openly and behind each others’ backs (though that makes no sense considering how many make such an effort to be heard…), perhaps the goal of making this world a better place can actually start to happen.

That is after all what we’re trying to achieve, right?

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