Ice Bucket Challenges. Daily Gratitude. Post a picture of yourself every day for a year and then edit it together for youtube fame and success. Tag everyone. Hashtag every verb and noun in your vocabulary.
Have we become a global high school? Is this a reflection of our “school spirit” on this planet or as we know it, connection?
We long for connection so badly as a nation. We are living longer but with less prosperity and time. We are eating worse, drinking more and numbing challenge with distraction. Every piece of the big mystery is replaced by the trivialities.
But what is the real rallying cry? Even when I look at Michael Brown, ISIS, and the growing water crisis I find even those rallies are noise against the grain.
Every day we pick impossible problems to solve: people we want to be, things we want to have, goals and promotions to achieve. But why not rally to the person next to us? Do we want 10,000 followers or one friend that would call us when we really needed them.
I can’t solve big problems today. Small problems are boring and everyone has them, so we share them on this rallying cry of “ACKNOWLEDGE ME!!” Then things go silent. The world doesn’t care.
Today my brother lost his best friend. If he needs me, and if he asks, I will rally by his side and stand with him at the funeral this weekend. Because I love him and would do anything for those who know me the best. Because at this high school pep rally we could lose the most beloved of us at any minute, for any stupid reason.
So rally to the person next to you. May your week be filled with small rallying cries of love to all creatures. May you enjoy every piece of your life at every phase and every minute. May you be blessed with love from all corners. May your rallying cry be “I am, I serve, I excel” and let that be the end of it.
May universal love bless you all. Sat Nam.