GLOBAL VILLAGER 23 – IMMEDITATE ACTION
Man aged 25 from Gujarat, India. Hindu, literate, lives in poverty and is undernourished, has unsafe drinking water, heterosexual, speaks Gujarati
The sudden sound of shots nearby makes a man stop rigidly in his tracks. This is the last thing he expects to hear in a holy place. The Hindu temple in Gandhinagar, where he was intending to pray, is surrounded by military controls, warning locals to go no further. To his horror, the man realizes that the temple is under siege. Inwardly he recoils when confronted with this eruption of religious violence, especially when he realises that the soldiers are firing indiscriminately through the gates, but he also feels strangely apart. A wounded Muslim struggles towards him and clearly needs help, but the man merely watches. As usual, he is immune to his surroundings and his hands hang limply by his side, inactive and useless. The expression on his face is numb. He has nearly always felt isolated from his fellow humans, especially as a member of the lower caste. As he stands there, two other men jump forward to help the injured man. Paralysed despite the bloodshed happening right before his very eyes, the man vaguely wonders why his desire to assist is not stronger. The whole incident leaves him with a faint feeling of helplessness, but he puts it behind him – as he puts so many unpleasant episodes behind him – as if he has been watching a rather unpleasant film.
A day later the man walks past a tea stall where someone has left a newspaper on a table. He sees an article which covers the conflict at the temple and he is astonished to see a photograph of himself with a vacant expression on his face, while a man bleeds on the ground in front of him. It seems to the man that his barbarity has been officially recorded and put on public display. Feelings of shame and sadness rise from deep within him and he screams out his despair with an immediacy and intensity that he has never before experienced. Several people rush up to him offering help, making him feel even worse. He resolves to undergo a radical change in his behaviour. Instead of covering up his feelings, he tries to get them out into the open. Instead of looking for help from elsewhere, he now offers it instead, irrespective of the religion, sex or social status of the person concerned. The more he crosses these barriers, the less isolated he feels. The man learns to interpret happenings on a symbolic level and understands that outer conflicts are a mirror of inner turmoil. In an effort to go into action and see justice done, he talks to many of his caste in Gujarat's coastal areas which were hit by a huge tidal wave, collecting information, documenting their losses and fighting for their compensation. Relief, it seems, has been unfairly distributed. It is a joy to feel active and appreciated, and he is no longer destitute because he is offered shelter and food in return for his help. Leaving passivity behind him, he reacts immediately in every emergency. As he increasingly learns to trust his ‘gut reaction’, he notices that he ‘knows’ what is going to happen in advance. With time, this ability of clairgnosis is so developed that he is highly sought after by people in need.
What is your unresolved inner conflict or unhealed wound?
Which sad or unpleasant event do you still have to address?
Which areas of your life require more determined action?
How quickly do you go into action in an emergency?
What if you interpreted your surroundings symbolically?
What aspect of your behaviour isolates you from others?
Given that we are all saviours, which of your qualities can help and inspire others?
In what sense is the global population immune to the cries of an injured planet?
What if we are intimately connected with all things and if the declining immune system of a damaged planet is mirrored by our own failing immune systems in the form of AIDS and other resistant diseases?
What would change if everyone reacted immediately in situations of emergency?
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