A Desperate World

No matter where you live on our planet, the countries are filled with hatred, selfishness, a lack of compassion and empathy. People who are marginalized in their countries are angry and want change. They lack the education or the will to use positive tools to bring justice and peace to the world. Guns, hatred, meanness, rifles, bombs, and attacking perfect strangers will not make your life better or happier.

Every person wants to make their life better.  You need to do this. You can do this. You don’t need to cause pain and suffering if that is what is in your life. Your life can be improved. Many people have done just that.


The desperate  state of the world calls us to action. Each of us has a responsibility to try to help at the deeper level of our common humanity. Unfortunately, humanity is too often sacrificed in defense of ideology. This is absolutely wrong.


Political systems should actually benefit human beings, but, like money, they can control us instead of work for us. Humankind must seek harmony among nations, ideologies, cultures, ethnic groups, and economic and political  systems.When we truly recognize the oneness of all humankind, our motivation to find peace will grow stronger.


In the deepest sense we are really sisters and brothers, so we must share one another’s suffering. Mutual respect, trust, and concern for one another’s welfare are our best hope for lasting world peace.


Of course, national leaders have a special responsibility in this area, but every individual must also take the initiative, regardless of religious belief or political affiliation. Just by being human, by seeking to gain happiness and avoid suffering, you are a citizen of this planet. We are all responsible for creating a better future.


To achieve a friendly attitude, a warm heart, respect for the rights of others, and concern for their welfare, you must train the mind. All forms of meditation cultivate an attitude of compassion and calm. It creates a state of mind particularly crucial in human society today for its power to yield true harmony among nations, races, and people from diverse religious, political and economic systems.  WE ARE ALL ONE!








My neighborhood pond, Autumn.   Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

At my development.Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014



What the world needs now

What the world needs now

23 thoughts on “A Desperate World

  1. carolahand says:

    Such an important message, Barbara, and eloquently-said!

  2. quiall says:

    You speak the words of truth. I applaud you!

  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    We are truly one. ❤ Hugs to you, Barbara, and I hope you are well.

  4. Joe Bradshaw says:

    Beautiful and well expressed sentiment you are awesome thank you for being you! You are making our world a better place for all we share it with! Hugs, Joe

  5. Joe Bradshaw says:

    Reblogged this on Iamforchange's Blog and commented:
    A beautiful post and sentiment shared by a beautiful human being! I hope you enjoy the post. I did it is awesome how many people are speaking their minds and hearts in our world.

  6. claire says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Just finished writing a similar “rant” of my own (I’ll post probably Monday). The world doesn’t have to be the way it is if we all used our choices wisely and in unity. hugs!

  7. Well said. We need to say it all, more often, and live it all, daily.

  8. Joanne Corey says:

    People in the US often forget that our Constitution says that our government is to “promote the general welfare.”

  9. D.G.Kaye says:

    An important message that must be shared! If more people would spread more of these kinds of words around, perhaps we could mae the world a little better, one step at a time. 🙂

  10. Rajagopal says:

    well-meaning post , barbara , reflecting a sentiment that merits reiteration as many times by as many right thinking people as possible . we are all one . divisiveness of all forms is creation of vested interests…best wishes…raj

  11. Wonderful post Barbara.. and we each have Personal Responsibility to make both ours and our world a better place by spreading kindness, sharing and giving.. And living in mindfulness of others and being grateful for all our blessings.. Lest we had walked in their shoes.

    Love and Healing.. And Peace in our Time.. xxx

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