What is Truly Newsworthy?

When I switched on the computer this morning the following latest news headlines came up in bold typeface: “Video – baby rescued from toilet, Obama plays golf with comic, Man feeds raccoons, First transgender actress cast in Doctor Who”… and reading them stopped me in my tracks.

Could this be what the news teams think we want to read in the morning as we are eating breakfast before we go out to work? It made me consider the news, what we are fed and what we are not fed by the media.

The news teams, it seems, feed us what they think we want to read, not necessarily what will truly educate us.

If a story is newsworthy, to whom is it of worth?

It seems to me that stories like these allow us to:

  1. Numb ourselves to what is really going on in the world.
  2. Not feel we are part of the world and thus avoid the responsibility we have to each bring truth and love to it.
  3. Indulge in sensationalism as voyeurs into others’ lives.
  4. Remain as individuals looking at others’ behaviours and compare ourselves to what they are doing.

Why are we so disconnected from the world? Could it be that deep down what we are really avoiding feeling is that we are disconnected from our true selves?

Somewhere along the road we have lost our way and we read these news stories as a means to avoid feeling the deep hurt and sadness that we hold through not accepting the truth of who we are – deeply loving, naturally so, and that this love is equal in all of us.

When we feel this love in ourselves, we see it in others too. A veil lifts from our eyes to reveal what is really going on in the world. We see the horrors we as humans inflict on each other and the pain and suffering it causes and we can see, in spite of this, how enormous our love is. We can feel the responsibility we have to bring this love to all the corners of the world, exposing the evil, and we can feel just how much love and support there is all around us to do this.

It was only through coming to the courses and workshops run by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine and receiving treatments from esoteric practitioners that I began to understand and practise what it means to connect to myself and to let people in.

This meant also opening my eyes to what was happening in the world and not just the trivia that fills newspaper space but does not bring a true picture of what is happening to humanity.

Such news stories do nothing to support or empower us in feeling our connection to ourselves and each other or to feel the responsibility we each have as human beings living in the world, but serve to disconnect us further. For how can we be connected to the world when we don’t choose to connect to ourselves?

So what and where are the news stories that do not do this? What news headlines would inspire us to:

  1. Consider the part we play in the world?
  2. Feel inspired to bring the essence of each of us out?
  3. Connect to who we are?
  4. Feel love?

What if the headlines focused on stories about people who were committed to love, knowing that we are all big players in the world when it comes to making the world a more loving place to live?

What if the headlines instead read: “After years of searching, Woman comes home to her soul, Father expresses to his daughter that she lights up his life when she smiles, Teacher tells her pupils they are all already amazing before they pick up their school books, Couple commits to true love?”

How would it be if we read these stories before we went to work in the morning? What would our day feel like if this is how it began?

These headlines above represent some of the many stories I have heard and witnessed since attending Universal Medicine courses, events and webcasts.

They are not sensationalist, pie in the sky, ‘if only’ dreams, they are expressions of the amazing lives extraordinary, ordinary people have been living as a result of their choices to come back to love for themselves and then naturally extend that love to everyone they meet.

With enormous gratitude to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine who are lighting the way so that from our choices to live in connection to our Souls, we too can light the way.

By Jane Torvaney, Physiotherapist, Scotland

Related Reading:
Consuming Junk Media & Cleaning Up My Own Press
Irresponsibility in Journalism
Jane Hansen and Junk Food Journalism – My Meal with the Media

950 thoughts on “What is Truly Newsworthy?

  1. You show the huge responsibility we all have in our daily life. We have so much succumbed to how the world spins (created by our own doing) that we only know to join in and negate the inner yearn and truth we know.

  2. What if news was to offer us an opportunity to question our lives and to feel for ourselves what is true or not. We want news to compare ourselves with another, the haves and have nots the well off and the not so well off, so that we can judge where we are on the spectrum of the narrow box the news holds us in. News these days is about drawing on our emotions and has very little to do with what is really going on in the world. The news papers are giving us what we are asking for, if we want the news to change it comes down to us to be willing to change our lives first so there is no call for the gossip tabloids we have at present.

  3. The fact that we are all inter-connected with each other won’t change no matter how hard we may try acting like we are not. This reminded me of an incident that happened about a month ago that really exposed my relationship with the world – that how little I actually cared and I just assumed there would be someone who would take care of a situation and I didn’t care enough to be that someone. It was horrible to feel that. And if we look at the world, it’s a mess and I can see how we would choose to shut off if we want to remain irresponsible and demand more white noise to camouflage what is actually going on.

  4. News represent the prejudices of the person compiling the news and the prejudices of the audience and their expectations. The result is surprisingly ugly and biased.

  5. The headlines you first shared offer nothing to humanity other than, stay small, be superficial and push anything your feeling or seeing under the carpet. Whereas the last headlines, inspire beyond a doubt and offer us all a reminder of what we all hold inside, and can also choose at any moment to have our own headline that equals these.

  6. ‘We can feel the responsibility we have to bring this love to all the corners of the world, exposing the evil, and we can feel just how much love and support there is all around us to do this.’ And this doesn’t mean we have to go to all the corners of the world to bring our love, it is by how we are living each moment being aware of the ripple effect our lived love has far and wide.

  7. Yes the news really needs to step it up because it is not portraying what is truly going on in the world and asking the questions, why for instance we are getting to live longer but are more ill than ever before.

    1. The news has stepped up many times but it usually went broke but the other type of news sells well. If there was demand, there would probably eventually be supply.

      1. True Christoph, it is because the demand is so big for the type of gossipy enticing news that it is there and sad but true, true news doesn’t really earn good money. But what we get when we stay true is more worth than money so maybe another job for now but never stopping expressing truth.

  8. News are like a constant entertainment- you can get frustrated, angry, excited, touched, emotional ….etc…etc…. It helps you to not really think about your dilemmas and because there is always something happening, worse than you are feeling, it distracts you perfectly.

  9. It is true, the NEWS have the reputations to represent the truth, what is truly going on. But in my experience the opposite is the case- what and how news gets corresponded is totally manipulated and non of the true energetic truth is delivered. With the seemingly good will and convincing knowledge/facts to represent, it keeps you in the superficiality and on the surface of what is really going on. Everyone who is not interested in more depth gets satisfied quite easily.

    1. It is not news as same old and it is not entertaining either – it is checkout, time-wasting and very often lies, sensationalism and misrepresentations.

  10. The media has so many stories that reflect humanity’s separation from love, why not report on the return to love? Could there be anything more important? The lack of love is behind many of the news stories we see including corruption, abuse, violence etc, so why not report on those returning to a soulful way of life. There is nothing more newsworthy than a way of life that ends all forms of abuse.

  11. When ever I take a look at the news I feel how there is nothing of any truth or substance in any of it. It feels manufactured to feed people what they want to read, what they want to be true. Take a pill and you won’t get dementia, etc etc. The total lack of truth in modern life is supported and propagated by the media, who although they would not admit it, must be aware to some degree of what they are a part of.

  12. I remember I used to wonder if there was “life before death” and now through the grace of Serge Benhayon I have discovered life in all its glory and responsibility. However, many (including me in the past) seem to be simply wasting their life and do not appreciate that every moment is precious. We are being given what we have asked for and allowed and it is frankly disgraceful.

  13. Feeding us what we – which we show through our actions – want has led to the rise of facebook and people and, especially children, spending more and more time online and this is causing many of us great harm. When we only focus on the short term, these are the consequences.

  14. The truth is no one really wants to hear bad news, it is just something that we have accepted as part of life so as a society we have to look at why we have accepted this and allowed the media to get away with it.

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