The World Is All Right

The great teachings of ancient India say:

Everything, you,me, the self and the universe is all Divine.

Sri Aurobindo elaborates:

Behind the appearances of the universe there is the Reality of a Being and Consciousness, a Self of all things, one and eternal. All beings are united in that One Self and Spirit but divided by a certain separativity of consciousness, an ignorance of their true Self and Reality in the mind, life and body. This One Being and Consciousness is involved here in Matter. Evolution is the method by which it liberates itself; consciousness appears in what seems to be inconscient, and once having appeared is self-impelled to grow higher and higher and at the same time to enlarge and develop towards a greater and greater perfection. Life is the first step of this release of consciousness; mind is the second; but the evolution does not finish with mind, it awaits a release into something greater, a consciousness which is spiritual and supramental. For only then will the involved Divinity in things release itself entirely and it become possible for life to manifest perfection.

So despite all the messages that tell us what is wrong with the world, we should not lose this perspective that in the ultimate sense, everything is alright, has been alright and will be alright. We do celebrate birthdays, marriage, holidays and achievements. But we often forget to celebrate our daily lives and see what is right with the world. We lose sight of what is right with the world and the fact that there is so much worth celebrating each day. We all have a choice of how to see the world. We have to choose to look at life with a lens that is grateful and sees the best in people and situations and that we have come here to share, learn, evolve and take action.

Dewitt Jones has expressed this in a beautiful, secular and spiritual way in his wonderful film: Celebrate What’s Right with The World.

As you watch this film, reflect on these beautiful words of Robert William Service:

The World’s All Right

Be honest, kindly, simple, true;
Seek good in all, scorn but pretence;
Whatever sorrow come to you,
Believe in Life’s Beneficence!

The World’s all right; serene I sit,
And cease to puzzle over it.
There’s much that’s mighty strange, no doubt;
But Nature knows what she’s about;
And in a million years or so
We’ll know more than to-day we know.
Old Evolution’s under way —
What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

Could things be other than they are?
All’s in its place, from mote to star.
The thistledown that flits and flies
Could drift no hair-breadth otherwise.
What is, must be; with rhythmic laws
All Nature chimes, Effect and Cause.
The sand-grain and the sun obey —
What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

Just try to get the Cosmic touch,
The sense that “you” don’t matter much.
A million stars are in the sky;
A million planets plunge and die;
A million million men are sped;
A million million wait ahead.
Each plays his part and has his day —
What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

Just try to get the Chemic view:
A million million lives made “you”.
In lives a million you will be
Immortal down Eternity;
Immortal on this earth to range,
With never death, but ever change.
You always were, and will be aye —
What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

Be glad! And do not blindly grope
For Truth that lies beyond our scope:
A sober plot informeth all
Of Life’s uproarious carnival.
Your day is such a little one,
A gnat that lives from sun to sun;
Yet gnat and you have parts to play —
What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

And though it’s written from the start,
Just act your best your little part.
Just be as happy as you can,
And serve your kind, and die — a man.
Just live the good that in you lies,
And seek no guerdon of the skies;
Just make your Heaven here, to-day —
What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

Remember! in Creation’s swing
The Race and not the man’s the thing.
There’s battle, murder, sudden death,
And pestilence, with poisoned breath.
Yet quick forgotten are such woes;
On, on the stream of Being flows.
Truth, Beauty, Love uphold their sway —
What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

The World’s all right; serene I sit,
And joy that I am part of it;
And put my trust in Nature’s plan,
And try to aid her all I can;
Content to pass, if in my place
I’ve served the uplift of the Race.
Truth! Beauty! Love! O Radiant Day —
What ho! the World’s all right, I say.

And let these quotes inspire you to celebrate our lovely world:

If you want your child to be brilliant, read them fairy tales. If you want your child to be a genius, read them more fairy tales.~Albert Einstein

Before you speak, ask four questions: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Does it improve the silence??? ~Anonymous

If you pray for courage, should I give you courage or the opportunity (possibility) to be courageous.~God

God does not ask your ability or your inability. He asks only your availability.~Mary Kay Ash

Helen Keller was asked is there anything worse than losing your sight? Yes, she replied, losing your vision~Helen Keller

Problems can not be solved with the same level of consciousness that created them.~Albert Einstein

Each moment of the year has its own beauty… a picture which was never seen before and which shall never be seen again.~Emerson

All this struggling and striving to make the world better is a great mistake. Not that it’s wrong to try to improve the world if you know how but simply because struggling and striving are the worst possible ways to go about doing anything!~G B Shaw

When we help we have a feeling of satisfaction, when we serve we have a feeling of gratitude. We serve life, not because it is broken, but because it is holy.~Anonymous

But let children walk with nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life, and that the grave has no victory, for it never fights. All is divine harmony.~John Muir

Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied and joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor.~Paul Hawken

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.~Annette Funicello

And wonderful images( like the one below) to light up your world can be found here and there.


So, go on, celebrate what is right with the world, today and everyday. God Bless.