March 1, 2012
Why instigate the very things we want to prevent?
The ego is at work, always forgetting the Golden Rule. The ego doesn't care about the Golden Rule! It just wants to win for itself and be in the limelight. In the case of our country Maldives, it would not be unwise to say that we don't want violence. We just want peace. To those I would say let's become peaceful ourselves. The law of life says that "one cannot change others, but one can change oneself". That is only logical, for if we don't have control over ourselves, are we worth our salt? Have we grown up? Have we matured? Or are we just morphed in the Peter Pan stage? So in this domain of thinking its only logical that the 'leaders" we have chosen from ourselves in our new-found democracy realize that violence only begets violence, and its inherent emotions of jealousy and greed only demonstrates to our younger generation the role modeling of a harshness that will continue into posterity. Do we really want that? I thought we are all in to build a harmonious society where peace and development - social, economic and spiritual - will reign. In our small and beautiful country, what we are doing now in our anger, deceit and resentment for each other - in what I would call only temporary alliances for the common greed - is to destroy that potential to create a loving and sharing generation of Maldivians. Instead we attempt to nurture a nation of cynics who will perpetuate the gloom. Let's wake up, forgive, and go forward in the realization of our common heritage. Let's take charge of ourselves and not be led by others alien to us and our culture to dictate what we should be and what we should do. After all, we decided to be a nation and we picked democracy over despotism to be our governing paradigm. Now we must live it. May Allah Bless our Nation!!
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How true! Great message to start off the month!
I believe that peace can only be achieved when we feel that justice is truly being serves within the nation. But the reality in the maldives is that we are far from it. Using force to over throw a government chosen by the people's vote is wrong in my opinion. As is having a corrupt chief judge.
The Problem is not with Maldives its with MDP the party of street boys which has grown in number due to the economic downfall. they were in power, the evaded every single constitution right, and when the courts took action the court is corrupt??? the abducted judges, terrorised innocent people, now they are out of power. the whole nation has to change to suit their likings. Not possible!!! this is out country too we will not let is happen. People who belong to the streets has to be there. not in high office.
Who should decides who belongs to the streets? Merely putting on a tie and placing him in a high position in the government does not make one 'qualified' for the post, like many Umar Zahirs and Ahmed Abdullahs whome we have had to bear in the past.
I see a common thread that needs to be addressed in our thinking. That of blaming each other. An issue is never a problme without the involvement of the observer of that problem. It is the observer who decides if it is a problem or not depending on the assumptions he/she harbors in the mind. Truly, how can an issue be both negative and positive at the same time? The value is given by us - depending on how our own ego is pushing us at that point in time. So I see the need for us to reflect and understand each other's perspectives with an open mind for us to be able to solve our problems. And the two ways we humans know of is to go to war or talk and negotiate. I think the latter will be better for Maldives.
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