Today, like many times in the past I received an e-mail from Avaaz.org requesting to write Lloyd’s regarding their involvement with the Burmese military junta. You may check it out for yourself at:
It reminded me on how I felt, outrage and anger, when the junta was beating up and emprisoning the Burmese monks who were protesting the living conditions of most of the Burmese people. I wrote a letter then, I wrote a letter today to Lloyd’s.
I feel shame for what we are doing to each other, to other human beings rendered helpless simply because they were born in a country being ruled by a military junta in collusion with First World multinational corporations.
It would be easy to blame the military junta or the corporations, but that is a dead-end scenario opening the way to more of the same.
Only if I and that is you too, who ever will be reading this, only if I take a stand for what I value, guided by an impulse coming from the depth of my soul, can I bring forth a new way of Being.
We have gotten used to a system, where we gave up our personal power to our leaders and let them decide for us. For the sake of democracy, we elect a representative and let him/her speak for us.
I need to reclaim my birthright of authenticity and step out of my comfort zone. I need to take responsibility for the staus quo and find the courage within myself to alter an outdated guiding system and co-create a new map for the next stage of human development.