The gruesome acts being committed against human beings by a group trying to deliver a message includes beheadings. This is a nightmare to witness, to hear about, to envision, or to even have within intellectual range to consider let alone comprehend. We are frightened and outraged, individually and collectively.
This is not just about brutal murder, it is about the removal of what is most prized in this life–our head, our brain, our face. This is the core of our identity for our own self and for our presentation of the self to the world. To remove this part of the anatomy from the body is beyond our ability to understand. The only thing we know is that we feel horror.
Horror is the intent.
From what I can gather, there is not one single leader that has had a reaction suitable to guide us. There is no one who has stepped in to quell our fears and assure us that there is a strategic plan in place to bring this series of criminal acts to a halt. We sit, we wait, we fear. What will happen next?
The Memorial of 911 is upon us. Didn’t we unite as a nation in reaction to that event? We were shaken with surprise, we vowed to never allow it to happen again. And yet, here we are, under a new and very different type of attack today.
When the heads are taken, it is a serious call for us to use ours–to use our mind to think critically about what is happening and how to change it. The mind is the most powerful portion of the human being for it can create anything, go anywhere, grasp what seems uninterpretable. We, as members of humanity, need to put forth the energy to consider solutions to the problems we are seeing all around us–they are impossible to avoid any longer. My message is for peace, for love to prevail, for people to come to terms with the idea that this life is indeed precious and as long as there are groups removing heads, we are all in jeopardy.
I’m writing about this. I’m reading about this. I am joining movements that are peace filled and that are global in an effort to make an impact. I am writing to our country’s President, the US Congress, and the United Nations. I will not just complain and express concern, I am stretching my mind to envision solutions. We are doomed if we remain passive or confine our concerns to our living rooms.
What are your solutions?