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I Don’t Have Much Hope

December 28, 2015

“I  Don’t Have Much Hope”


Deo Velenti,  I will be 65  in another month on January 29.  It has been a difficult struggle.  I would not characterize this experience as resilience or even survival, just a horrific battle from start to whenever the bell tolls to call me home.

I was born in a time of great tumult world-wide.  The atom bomb had been dropped twice a few years earlier.  A war was raging in Korea that would continue without end unto this day.

Violence accented every era and day of my entire life time.  The level of violence was not limited to armed conflicts, but full-scale desecration of the earth, the oceans, the atmosphere and the care of the fragile nature of all of our natural resources.


Escalating violence has led to more repression.  We see fanatical  ambitions of people across the globe and especially in our midst with reckless people who control wealth and thereby power.  


More and more of our young are bombarded with devastating experiences as more and more people throughout the world are dispossessed as refugees, unwanted and unable to sustain themselves due to the ever-changing culture of violence and the rampaging environmental disasters.


What are we leaving as a legacy to our children and their children and for that matter to all sentient beings of this world?  We must realize that people cannot sustain their lives without opportunities for safe havens, for places that provide sustenance and peace, both inside and outward on all sides.


Listen to Dr. Nadine Jacqueline Burke Harris for 16 minutes as she explains what is going on and you will realize that there are no other choices but to stop making messes and people’s lives continue in misery, especially young people everywhere.


Hope has to be based on reality not wishes and promises.  I did as much as anyone to make this morass.  I have as much at stake in terms of my spirit and resilience if I do not take my choices, behaviors and actions seriously.  My best is not sufficient.  I must make amends and build a legacy of providing safety and compassion for everyone who I touch, see, know, come across no matter what.  We all have this responsibility.


Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health …

Feb 17, 2015 – Uploaded by TED

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. … abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talksand performances from the TED ….. guessed children whoexperience any sorts of trauma would be that much  ..

Please look AT THIS video.
You will understand what are the causes of trauma and what we must do to stop our children’s lives from being torn up and thrown away.
Thank you for listening.
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