” ‘I wish I was with you’. ‘I am so glad that you are safe.’ “ 🇺🇸❤️
Often in times of crisis we yearn for the closeness of those / whom we love. It is a simple natural tendency, built as part of our human desire to survive. As the emotion becomes stronger, the desire to find focus, or the ability to somehow tame the emotion becomes necessary. But this ability can also simply be found through the words of whom we are yearning for, thus; “” ‘I wish I was with you’. ‘I am so glad that you are safe.’ “
I think that the above thoughts can be linked to times of happiness and tragedy, the tragic events, natural and humanitarian disasters found upon the homeland or World events. Where we want to share all forms of human emotions with those / whom we love. As we reflect upon our own human survival, it is also quite natural, that as humans we must tend to our own suffering, before we are able to think of another’s. I don’t think it is being selfish, simply because as humans we also need some kind of basic stability. But the seeing and hearing of another’s suffering >< (greater than and less than symbols) could also potentially alleviate one’s own. This is also the theory of upward and downward social mobility in the contexts of Social Psychology.
The above thoughts are what I meditated upon this morning as I reflected upon the Russia, Ukraine war / invasion, and the peace agreement that was mediated by Turkey and the United Nations. The agreement is to unblock the Ukrainian ports and allow for the export of grains. This negotiated peace agreement is beneficial to Ukraine to earn revenue from the harvests that require consumptions, and also to Russia. To address the vulnerability associated with the rising of prices of produce, goods, services, commodities and much more. These are also issues that affect Ukraine.
This move could also benefit World regions that are affected with the rising high costs of everyday produces and needs that fulfill everyday living.
The Ukrainian Grain Peace Agreement connected well to many bible verses and themes associated with wheat and seeds. As we are able to take a philosophical approach to note the magnitude of effects that are felt from a tiny seed. I appreciated the bible chapter Matthew 13 and especially verses 29 -33.
” ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that birds of the air come and make nests in its branches. ‘”
— Matthew c. 13: v. 31-32.
The actions / peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine is also reflective of Venezuela’s imports and exports. Previously Venezuela would export its oil resources for food imports from nations such as Russia and China, thus; become dependant. While economic sanctions have prevented and limited the import and export industries of Venezuela and countries in Latin America, I also think that Venezuela could pursue opportunity for agriculture and agricultural development.
Peace Be With You. 🍊🏝
Further Reading: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | What’s in the Ukraine Grain Deal for Russia?
- Image 1 – Link Image of Utah Wheat field, USA.
- Image 2 – Twitter Link and Handle | .@SenRubioPress .@MsSsHussain
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on August 2nd, 2022.
With Love & Kindness! 🇺🇸