I rarely post twice on the same day but wanted to share this thought on violence with you.
A thought. We all have varying opinions on why our society is so much more violent these days.
The things we say embed themselves into our lives. Make impressions on our souls.
Do you ever say “I could just smack her” or “I’d like to punch him in the face”?
Do you use violent language without thinking twice?
I even jokingly tell my dog that I will beat her like a rug. Of course I’d never hit her. It’s just a joke, right?
It’s always a joke–except when I’m mad. Then there’s heat behind those violent words that I fling out at a driver who pissed me off. There’s unformed intention floating around my heart.
Would I do it if I had the chance? Of COURSE not.
But what is that saying about thoughts becoming intentions so make yours good ones?
I’m not saying that our society’s use of “one of these days, Alice, straight to the moon” is the root of all evil.
All I’m saying is that I am personally pledging to make 2013 (and the rest of 2012) a non-violent words year. Maybe I’m not the type to knife or shoot or run over another person, but who’s to say my words aren’t shoving, pushing, pointing me to that eventuality?
If you catch me using violent language, will you help me correct my course? I’d appreciate it.
P. to the S. If this were a Tarot card, it would be the Five of Swords. I took this picture in Laguna Beach, CA April 2012.
Seek Joy, Y’all. Please pass it on.