I thought I will not write anything more for this year but I can’t help but to put up this last post for 2008.
I was feeling rather down thinking about what will happen to the world next year after I read the news about what’s happening right now in Gaza. A friend, in all good intentions and concern for my state of being, tried to cheer me up by spreading her positive outlook to life.
She shared this technique where I should visualise conflicting nations making peace with each other today. Then she said I should try to visualize someone whom I would like to hug at the stroke of midnight.
No one came to mind. To be honest, I am not such a positive person to begin with and much less trying to deal with my feelings through positive interventions. When I have decided that a person is hateful, I often don’t try to think positively of that person. I am sure many of you may share the same opinion on this.
How often when you actually visualize slapping someone you don’t like just for the pleasure and comfort of it even though you don’t really have the guts to do so? Remember Ally McBeal?
On the other hand, we tend to visualize ourselves doing all sorts of intimate things to people whom we like. So, it is rather difficult for me to do it the other way.
After some thoughts, someone did came to mind, but I am not going to dwell on this because whoever this person is, it’s not the point.
I will try it though because I think that there is really nothing left to do this year but to make peace with whoever or whatever that has hurt or upset us. It’s about letting go (even if it’s just for that one minute) and even if it fails, at least there is one split moment of peace in your heart. After all, I don’t think there is even one minute of peace in this world for a long time now.
If you need to make peace with someone this year, who will it be? (It doesn’t have to be someone you know personally. It can be an influential person, etc.)