I felt compelled this week to speak to each person’s heart. What I have seen unfold in our country over the past 15-20 years has been very sad. Many good people have fallen into the trap of believing that our country needs one person or a group of people to “save us”. One of my searching questions is to save us from who or what? Our bad or good choices, our good or bad decisions, people in “power”, people not in “power”, our own freedom, other people’s freedom, or what? This “need for saving” has caused us to examine everyone else’s heart except our own. And not in private, but out publicly for the world to see. It also has caused us to think we depend on something other than our own Higher Power for inner peace, love, and protection. I guess if this was the first time this had happened in various civilizations of the past, we would be surprised, but how has such a diverse humanity as we are, allowed itself to be sucked into a void of power. The greatness in our humanity has always been differing in order to agree on the humane building blocks of any civilization. We believe that these various differences make for a strong, stable group of humans. My piece this week describes my struggle and pain in seeing my country torn apart by multiple non-humane individuals and groups, political, non-political, past, present, future, and all in between. I pray my piece today helps you to think about each of our own parts in maintaining humanity with a civilization of love and strong convictions. I hope we all remember there is always a strength greater than just one. It is the powerful hearts and souls of the many that make up the Almighty One.
Convictions of Humanity
I search in my heart these days.
Seeking answers to questions that are perplexing.
Trying to make peace with humanity.
And trying to understand actions.
We are all always in a motion of change.
And humanity is always that way too.
But no matter the changes I am going through,
My basics of life remain the same.
There is always room for love.
Treating someone like I like to be treated is the only way to live.
Respect, toward others and ourselves, is a must for all people.
Staying strong in my beliefs is my constant.
I truly believe humanity is the same.
No matter the changes,
There are certain convictions that remain constant.
Unfortunately, many these days have lost these convictions of humanity.
And that leads me back to my questions.
It leads me back to my search.
Who decided these convictions of humanity were no longer needed?
No one person can do this for civilizations of humanity.
All have personal beliefs.
Beliefs with all the basic convictions spoken in different ways,
But behind all ways.
The convictions of humanity.
As my mind and heart tries to understand this perplexion.
I go back to my constant beliefs.
One of which is hope.
Hope meaning to dream, wish, or aspire.
I hope that humanity returns to its convictions.
I know not all of humanity will,
Because there are those that lack a love for humanity.
Those that seek power of self above all else.
But my wish is that there is more of humanity that seeks love instead of power.
Those that know no structure can make civilizations thrive and exist.
My wish is for humanity itself to ascertain love above all.
The only way for the existence of humanity to survive
Will be through the hearts and souls of each individual.
Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman
I hope this week I have sparked your brain on how you can be a part of strengthening our humanity. How each of us, and us together can keep a civilization of honor and trust going. In my heart I really feel we have relied on too many higher ups in our world to maintain this civilization. We have thought the leadership of this country is what makes our humanity great, and it is not. The building of this type of humanity begins in each of us. It begins in the deepest parts of our souls and hearts. Blessings on your part this week in carrying out the convictions of a great country in a great civilization! We are the leaders setting the examples of mankind!