Waking up in the morning, drinking a cup of coffee, listening to the early birds singing is simply luxurious because that is the only fleeting serenity you could possibly enjoy of the day. It is utterly outrageous and disheartening to start a day without being able to avoid seeing, hearing, reading news of extreme acts of bloodshed every corner of this planet.
Terrorists are emerging from every where with purpose of conquering the world by all it takes, and killing innocent people is nothing but a game and international community comes up with solutions by its coalition with other means of violence. What could be more distasteful when our everyday is shattered by the fact that world is being wrenched with well of human bloods; hundreds of school children are slaughtered in Pakistan and hundreds of girls are abducted for sexual slaves in Africa; women and girls are become “sexual comfort” to boost warriors’ energy; many individuals seem to be driven to the war of battlefield for the hunger of fighting, killing and swaying banner of “victory” with hallucination; families are forcefully separated by death; and countries are concerned with national security thus skyrocketing weapons for mass destructions; blood of innocent people has become nothing but bail for political gain; injustice is escalating while human dignity is fading.
What on earth the world in which we live today looks like? Human beheadings in Middle East, the racism situation in America, rape culture in India, political brutality in China, the constant self-immolations in Tibet, the victims in Sidney cafe siege, and so many more tragedies are reminding us the need of positive energy to restore peace. And species are on the verge of extinction; glacier is melting; the human planet is endangered; and the agonies of death, destruction, loss of life seem inevitable in every day life.
Wars, conflicts and hatreds between different races, gender and cultures are thought to be the tragedy and considered to be the ugly side of human history; however, it is staggering to see that 21st century still seems to be rooted in horrid past and fails to prove human civilisation in many ways and perhaps it could be worse in terms of destruction of human souls.
Unfortunately, the intensity of violence is immeasurably increasing and it would easily dishearten us and shake our faith in human nature sometimes. Of course, we would prefer to turn our attention from CNN or BBC news to hilarious talk shows in Youtube or perhaps update status on Facebook, hang out with friends for some fun or go to Gym for some stress release and do yoga or meditations for some kind of comfort and spiritual healing, so we constantly try to focus our attention with our excitement so as to escape from witnessing the bloodshed, injustice, and war taking place everywhere in every day.
Even though temporary emotional or spiritual refuge does not bring immediate solutions to the world, but I believe we could do so much positive things when we feel safe within ourselves, so hopefully each of us would not be discouraged by tragedies of today and we help ourselves feel motivated and empowered by practicing peace, kindness with language and rise up with our inner strength and faith.
As always, I believe each member of the World Pulse community has been fighting for justice, equality, liberty and peace; and I want all of us to continue believing in our passion, integrity, tenacity and beauty of multiculturalism so that we are not alone to fight for peace and fight for the cause each of us has been holding dearly. I think the solutions for today’s violence, injustice and bloodshed would come from us, each individual, the World Pulse community because we fight for peace with words and our voice along with love, support and encouragement.
In this middle of tragedy, I am still optimistic for how much we women can do to the world; to reconcile without retaliation; to empathise without hatred; to dialog without violence; to speak out for injustice without resentment and I have a faith that we are going to cultivate peace within and strengthen our beliefs so that we could together make this world more harmonious and friendly place to live.