People just got over watching world-class athletes perform
- Athletic competition and cooperation
- Why can’t nations get along and have the respect for each other?
People just got over watching world-class athletes perform in the winter Olympics in Russia. Watching these athletes, many people had memories when they could ice skate, or ski, or perform in another sport in their youth. Over the years they lost interest in the sport, or they lost the physical ability to participate in the sport. Now, they live vicariously through word-class athletes in the Olympics.
It’s not important which country wins more medals than another, or who was this Olympic’s superstar. What’s important is that the Olympics’ is a model of professional athletic competition and cooperation. The athletes seem to get along with others from any other country, unlike the nations they represent.
If the people of a nation represent that nation and elect that nation’s government officials then why can’t nations get along and have respect for each other? When it comes to nations governing themselves, it should not be a competition. There’s no gold medal for any nation that dominates another nation in any competition like war. How is it that people can get along just fine, but nations seem to have trouble being civil to each other?
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That governments are not representative of their people.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because people felt good watching athletes from all over the world in organized games without expressing their own political views and hatred toward others.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Remember that you individually are a person of the world and connected spiritually to everyone and everything. You should never let a nation’s politics and ideologies define your ability to feel love and compassion for others.
COMMENTARY: Olympians don’t see enemies, nations do. Many of the Olympians discover that they are more alike than different from those they were taught to dislike, or even hate. Maybe we should have the Olympics as much as we have football, then people could experience for themselves what was the truth. They would no longer be as easily influenced by their governments to think and act the way they want them to. Keeping people in the dark is what allows nations to continue on their path of conflict, corruption and destruction.