167. Safe Hands
“Hope in the way we carry ourselves
In our hearts and in our stride
Hope in the way we carry the world
Hope in the way we feel inside
We are the heroes of the earth
We carry hope inside us
With open hearts and safe hands
Nothing can divide us”
~from the song Earth Heroes
Children are the hope and heartbeat of the future, in what is fostered in them, by the world they are introduced to, by the generations that have preceded them, and by their own making, their own choice.
As is true for you and me, children need to feel hope, they need to feel it in their fellow travelers ~ their teachers, parents, elders and peers. To foster hope as humans of rare character and integrity, belief and compassion; not giving into cynicism, not giving into violence, not acquiescing to judgment or knee-jerk dismissal, not going along with the herd… but to stand against hypocrisy, to stand against deception, cruelty, tyranny and degeneration.
So that our children are in safe hands.
Here is a simple, quiet contemplation:
Are the children in safe hands…with us?
Are we ourselves in safe hands…with us?
Are our bodies in safe hands…with us?
Are the animals, the trees, the waters, lands and air in safe hands…with us?
Is the earth itself, herself, in safe hands…with us?
Is the future in safe hands…with us?
We hope you enjoy this special song and video: Earth Heroes.