At the moment, it is pretty hard to ignore. From every corner of the globe, we are bombarded with bad news, terrible injustice and abuses of power.
The 'swine flu' pandemic, especially, seems to be screaming for our attention. Give it no thought. Don't even follow the ruminations of those who spell doom, or want you to think of what /might/ happen at some point in the future, by calling this a 'pandemic' rather than an 'outbreak'. It was the same with Mad Cow's disease a decade and a half ago, and then again with SARS and bird flu. The scheme by now is transparent, it's simply a way to spread fear. So let go of fear.
My company, unexpectedly, has decided to let go nearly twenty percent of its staff. There is no mention of where or when this will occur, or what form these redundancies will take. It has been decided this will be entirely random, across the whole company. This is creating fear, doubt, and anger. I have chosen to ignore it. If I happen to be one of those that have to go, I will move on. If not, then there is nothing I have to worry about. Let go of fear, doubt and anger. They serve no purpose.
Read on a Belgian news website today: criminals who are being indicted with crimes carrying up to 20 years prison time will be able to 'buy' their way out. In the most radical form of plea bargaining ever seen in continental Europe, these criminals will be able to trade time behind bars for a sum of money to be determined by the judicial system, depending on the severity of the crime. This is a return to the feudal and class justice systems of the dark ages, and understandably this is causing much anger. Again, I have decided to let this go, and trust that the next elections in two months time will do away with it.
Fear is an illusion, anger is a corrupted guide, doubt is the anchor of the lower dimensions. Let them go. Give them no thought. These are the times that matter, choose your path through it very carefully, and trust your inner truth.
Namaste, my friends.