Gift that Heals all Ills
say a heavenly being, or visitor from another planet, suddenly
appeared in your living-room and handed you a gift that would heal
all of humanity's ills. The catch is, it would take some time, and
only you could employ it.
Would you, as
the chosen recipient, stop what you are doing and accept this responsibility,
even though the results might take many years to happen? Or would
you succumb to the common inertia that holds most people back, and
just go on as if nothing happened?
Can you imagine
being so struck by the seriousness of this cure, and the impact
it would have for us all, and for future generations, that your
inner conscience makes the choice for you, asserting your most heroic
Here you have
a gift that supersedes all other gifts we have. Philosophers foretold
of it. Myths and legends showed see glimpses of possibilities. And
now you have it. You.
Perhaps it would
have been given to humanity earlier, but we were not ready. We were
like children refusing to grow up, holding on to childish ways.
You justifiably wonder if we have changed enough to be worthy of
it now. It then occurs to you that the times so dangerous that waiting
for humanity to grow up on its own is no an option.
Please ask yourself,
seriously, would you do?
Would you have
the strength and moral commitment to save the future of our world?
No more racism. No more war. No more stupid, ideological wrangling.
No more climate change. No more poverty and suffering. Think of
the advancements that would follow by leaving all that behind!
you have what it takes to make this happen?
Don't say yes
just to placate your ego. We all like to imagine ourselves as heroes.
Such images are just fantasy until we put them into action.
I cannot know
the answer in your heart of hearts. But I do know this. We hold
in our hands the power to end all our ills. This so called gift
from another world was always ours to begin with. It is our birthright
as thinking, feeling human beings. All it awaits is for us to embrace
our age of reason, which we have delayed far too long.
Now is the time
(we cannot put it off without disaster) to be reborn into a maturity
of conscience. Pleading inability or ignorance is nothing more than
a fabricated lie.
We can no longer
close our eyes and think of ourselves as good people. We can no
longer disregard the suffering of others by considering them less
important. We can no longer ignore the toxicity of greed that has
poisoned the way we think; we can no longer entertain the immaturity
of our idiosyncrasies by using freedom as an excuse.
You see, the
gift that can cure humanity's ills is actually in our hands. It
is the gift of choice.
have the power to choose who we are and what we do. We can be part
of the solution, or part of the problem. Simply put, you and I can
change the world for the better if we so wish.
We can choose
to eradicate our baser inclinations, and give life, instead, to
the inner nobility of the hero within.
We can choose
to be warriors of truth, warriors of light, waging a battle for
the greater good, not by complaining about this side or that, but
by elevating humanity as a whole so that the causes of evil fall
from their own weight.
This is what
the miracle of life asks of us.
has come to choose.