Strange isn’t it how a simple word like agenda can assume so many meanings in different countries and languages?
Agenda to me has always meant the format of a meeting or as we used to call our Monday management get together, Monday Morning Prayers. Others of course and even in that planning meeting of the company, I now realise, there were some with agendas of their own!
We hear more and more these days, especially where we are today in Spain, of the local government officials being found guilty of having their hands in the till up as far as the Royal family, it is alleged. So much so that their local byelaws, passed for themselves, in their various Autonomias or States, and the benefit of their cronies are still in force while we suffer the consequences as they languish in Jail, which is of course no consolation. But then Laws can change!
We can at least praise them for having firstly the gift of the gab, to get us to vote for them, and secondly the intelligence to gather together the support of those interested parties whose generosity is definitely not one sided to their voters, but would serve only the simple purpose of lining the interested pockets!
But then to us more simple minded souls Agenda was the thing we used to write by torchlight under the sheets when we were supposed to be asleep and still carried on into adulthood, hopefully in daylight by then, and by some to cause great upset when the truth, or their version of it, is published exploding the myths about the corridors of power, or lives of great achievement and adventure.
My diaries I have to say have always been rather spasmodic, certainly not every day, but only when something of great note occurred. Then on occasional rereading and reflection fade in importance into the mists of time when my priorities and other avenues of consciousness, have taken over from what can best be described as childish things at whatever age. There comes a time to put away those toys and the thoughts that go with them!
It is a great shame that humanity concerns itself with, and records in their agendas, the petty things like the weather and whether someone looks pretty or handsome or not, leaving the important considerations which should have become second nature such as empathy and compassion, prayer and meditation only seeming to come to the surface on certain days of the week, if at all.
You know what they say: If you look in a Beauty Magazine it will only make you feel ugly! Try as they, the fashion industry might, to show and to make fashionable clothes for ladies with normal figures there will never be a complete move away from the stick insects that parade the catwalks of the world and all that that implies in the beauty, hair, cosmetic and clothing industries and their publications where there is too much at stake and too many obvious agendas!
It would be a same old, same old world if we all had the same agendas, but I sincerely hope that as the world begins to wake up to the fact that there is an alternative agenda, we could perhaps keep two copies each alive to fulfil our ambitions in both physical and spiritual respects. Or write on opposing pages and notice the differences!
There have been enough wakeup calls in recent years to bring us all to a single agenda, but nobody with the power to change listens and so war proliferates. At the same time as the misinformed preachers of the world, praying on our fears, still use the failings of the human race to place into the heart of God, the Lord Logos who is beyond description, beyond understanding, but at the same time with us and within us constantly as only a Source filled with unconditional Love could be with no agenda whatsoever!
There is one agenda which we write on our own called Free-will the gift that has been called the greatest gift or the greatest curse of humanity because it is up to us how we use it.
In which case who is there amongst us to judge what we do?
Is there in fact a right and a wrong or just difference?
We continually pass laws so that we will all eventually be found guilty!
When we watch judgements passed by judiciaries round the world, claimed by many as politically motivated, we see the agendas of control, criminalising the countlessly clean and innocent.
It would be easy to point the finger at those who govern in this manner because their agendas are so obvious, but what of those hidden in plain sight? It is so easy to slip into the wig and gown of the biased judge with a black cap. Would you deny them their Free-will?
With Love from which all else flows, Hanukah & the Angel