So, where are we now as a nation, as a culture, after the Olympic Games?
Much like Paul Fletcher, founder of the Network of Light has recently written in Positive News, I feel the Olympics showed the world a very positive vision and attitude.
For me, the opening ceremony really symbolised peace and unity over the dark and negative. We also saw a joyously mixed-race Britain (which is genuine, I’m part of it), incredible music and creativity. Plus, the biggest symbol of peace for the youth – the CND sign – was created by a rainbow of dancers.
Yep, powerful symbolism in the opening ceremony, plus lots of love and togetherness in the games themselves – Jamaica One Love winning so much, showing such gratitude, all countries coming together in peace to show the world their amazing skills, created through determination, focus of intent and positive visualisation.
Through some well-made documentaries, the BBC also examined the darker history of racism throughout the games, which might be on the way to being healed now black stars rule the arena and could be seen commentating so brilliantly in the UK. And plenty of the commentators talked about all the love in the room, in the stadium. Claire Balding, champion. Everyone was tearful with emotion – pride, joy, happiness. Amazing.
If individuals can do all that incredible athletic stuff, and create such a massive, successful event, if they put their minds, bodies and spirits to it, then what positive changes can we all make in our own lives? What wonders can we create together in the world at large using our minds, our creativity and our compassion?
Even beyond the theatricals, the genuinely warm, funny, supportive, inclusive, positive, ‘can-do’ attitude of the real British people – from the volunteers (although these were from all over Europe) to the crowds – has done wonders for ‘Blighty’s‘ image, self-esteem and message.
The Best of London 2012 – If you want to reawaken those feelings then you can re-live a few of those amazing moments by clicking the image below to watch the official Best of video from London 2012.
Music: “If this is it” by Newton Faulkner
Let’s keep up the good work that’s been started! Exciting times lie ahead.
Note : Previously published on openbeyond.com