I found that the USA is #50 out of 163 countries that were evaluated as being dangerous. We fell right after El Salvador and right before Rwanda. I looked this up last night after the Las Vegas, Nevada shootings. When I selected the top 100 most dangerous countries I wasn’t even sure if the USA would be one of the 163 listed. When I saw it was #50 I felt a pit in my stomach. It was from a 2017 publication of Atlas and Boots: Travel with Abandon.
I have lived here all my life. The last few years have brought lots of doubt and fear. Do I feel safe here? Should I try not to be in large crowds? When I am at the airport I fell anxious to get out of there. But being on the plane doesn’t feel any safer.
I have been writing about and practicing Living from My Heart. Days like the last few cause me to believe even stronger that everyone needs to be practicing their Inner Essence Journey or some practice that brings the love and compassion to the forefront of their lives. Children need to learn this at a very young age. Maybe, then, we would not have as many angry, fearful people in our country, in our world.
There are days where I feel this is such a large daunting task and ask myself what is the point. But, I answer immediately that the point is to persevere with love and compassion. We need to have so much love and compassion in the world that there won’t be a list of top 100 most dangerous countries.