It has happened again. Yet, another suicide attack and this time in Saudi Arabia as Ramadan draws to a close. After weeks of bloodshed during the Muslim holy month, the carnage of lives and terror over the past week alone has been overwhelming to say the least. More than 200 souls left their body as a truck bomb went off in a crowded Baghdad market: 44 at an airport in Istanbul, Turkey, and 23 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. How are you feeling? Especially if you’re not Muslim, or living in the middle of the world? Do you comprehend that any attack on any of God’s children is an attack on ourselves?
Moving towards restorative justice isn’t so easy when the inner workings of consciousness is complex. The growing interest in restorative justice is an approach to actually heal the soul but few leaders know the power of the inner world of healing. At its heart is the notion that any damage to a human relationship or attack on anyone, must be attended from a spiritual as well as practical approach.
What we must take into consideration is, who is the real terrorist? It’s not an Islamic fundamentalist, it’s the fear in souls. We are called to confront the foundation of our fears and our lack of trust with every thought we have. Fear appears in our lives as a deep anxiety and is the frustrated companion of even deeper hidden and forgotten wounds. Fear is subtle but apparent when we see suicide bombers, abusive relations, aggressive behaviours, and painful misuse of money. So for beginners, are you ready to name your fears? Don’t bury your fears and pretend the terrorist does not exist. When we cover up our fears by masking them behind a religion, a race, a country or even a cause, the terrorist force of fear increases.
Fear appears in our lives as a deep anxiety and is the frustrated companion of even deeper hidden and forgotten wounds.
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) is an international non-governmental organisation, which intends to help individuals re-discover and strengthen their inherent worth by encouraging and facilitating a process of spiritual awakening.