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!!