Thursday, February 28th, 2013. Filed under: Activism Inspiration The Awakening
by Julian Rose
You know the expression “Rightful indignation”? Well that’s a fire
which we must not put out. “Rightful anger” is a direct extension of
rightful indignation. It is a burning sensation in the chest and heart
and it is a fire which we must not put out.
You know how it is. It wells up in us when we are witness to
some criminal injustice being perpetrated upon some innocent being,
animal or element of nature; or some political hypocrisy. It
propels us forward. It elicits a rise in adrenalin, and it is the first
step to just about all important actions we take in our lives – to
ameliorate our planet and its people from suffering and slavery. Or,
it is done in defense of something or someone we feel very close to.
Our loved ones, our garden, our small space of sanctuary.
Yes, any one of those can kick it off. It doesn’t matter. What
does matter is the follow-through. Failure to follow-through means death
to the spirit. Failure to follow-through means denial of the life
force. Failure to follow-through results from the intellectualisation of
the profound. The nullifying of the spontaneous.It is the main reason
why things go on getting worse instead of better in this crazed world.
Many of those who set out to travel the spiritual path have been told
that “it is ‘wrong’ to get angry”. “Do not react negatively”.
“Sublimate your anger and offer love..” and so on. But this is a
confusion. It mixes a premeditated thinking process with a spontaneous
expression of defense of that which was born divine. Our planet, our
children, our seas, birds, fields – the innocent providers of
nourishment to our daily lives. Do not allow any obfuscation of this
reality. We are answering a call to higher justice. That is what it
means ‘to be busy being born’. “He who isn’t busy being born is busy
dying” (Bob Dylan).
So when we witness a vile act of injustice it is only natural that we
desire to restore justice. ‘Desire’ to restore justice! I choose that
word ‘desire’ deliberately because it best describes the state of
‘rightful indignation’ which rises up in us – if we are still human. It
is a holy impulse and to deny it is to commit a crime against our
We live today in a criminal society – a society made up of those who
don’t react when faced with criminal acts against our planet and
peoples. As Albert Einstein said “The World is a dangerous place, not
because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do
Well it’s well past time that we ceased finding excuses for “doing
nothing” of not taking action when all around us blatant passivity is
allowing dictatorial oligarchs to run our planet into the ground and
make slaves out of those who still find excuses for why there is
“nothing they can do about it.”
So if you still don’t get it, or don’t want to get it – try this clip
and let it remind you of why you came to planet earth and what you need
to do now you’re here. All this comes with my strong hopes for a future
turned around – turned around by we who have the awareness but still
lack the courage. Take courage my friends, it’s free and it’s beautiful.