Why People are Feeling Pain "Out There"

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If you've been paying any attention to the current political process, you've probably noticed some presidential candidates say, "There's pain out there." They talk about coming to the rescue of the people who are struggling to get by on a daily basis. They're angry and tired of aspects of their lives that have come to a standstill or are even reverting to former less advantaged times.

While there are probably many issues our lawmakers could better address on behalf of all the people, there's another more fundamental reason why so many people are feeling pain and looking to their government, somebody, anybody to relieve their pain.

The reason is that any evolutionary process, and we certainly are in one, is painful. Change is painful especially if we resist and resent it all along the way.

Our world is in the throes of great evolutionary change while we move from a throwaway society to adopting green practices, while our economies shift to support a new array of manufacturing and service businesses and careers, while millennials make the cry for equanimity, peace, love, caring and sharing, and that's not even the half of it.

This much change is going to be painful unless we do our best to embrace it and flow with it. This much change will lead to something greater: TRANSFORMATION, and ultimately, that will be a good thing. One day, perhaps several years from now, we'll look back on today and hardly recognize it, so evolved it will be.

Those who don't have skills to cope with what's occurring and with the even greater upheaval yet to occur, are going to be angry and/or they will perish. Enlightened souls will wear the mantle of change like clothing and they'll live awesome lives of resilience and transformation.

These times of enormous evolution and pain, however are actually leading us into a new epoch of peace, love, caring and sharing, but we have to do our part to earn it.