I feel so deeply the awful suffering in this world caused by our inability to bring our minds together to solve the true challenges of our time. Man has such potential and it is all being squandered on baubles….
You say, “I came into this world.” You didn’t; you came out of it, as a branch from a tree.
Alan Watts on Money vs. Wealth
Illustration from ‘How People Earn and Use Money,’ 1968.
I am at the same time lost and found. It is the oddest feeling. It’s like I’m wandering through a deep forest, feeling lost and unsure of the many paths that lie ahead. At the exact same moment I am mesmerized by the beauty of it all. I came across these trees while I was hiking yesterday, they called to me.
I am currently 3000 miles away from home having just brought my father home from ICU and wondering how long he will be with me [while begging the Universe to grant him many more healthy years]. In my own life I am preparing for a huge shift. The trees captured my emotions, the one tree entering the Winter of its [his] life and the other just entering the Fall [of hers].
I have found so much beauty listening to my soul in these moments and truly feeling into every emotion…the fear, the pain, the anxiety, and the love and serenity. This new strength is a super power gained on my current path and something that has brought a new fear with it, the fear of losing it [the lifelong human struggle with attachment, aparigraha].
Love and Light To All of You 🙂
The Universe is a mystery, and the very fact that it exists, and that we exist as a part of it, is the only miracle worthy of the name.
No myths need be embraced for us to commune with the profundity of this circumstance.
No personal guide need be worshiped for us to live in awe at the beauty and immensity of creation.
No ancient fictions need be rehearsed for us to realize that we do, in fact, love our neighbors and that we can only solve our global problems together.
The days of our tribalism are clearly numbered. Whether the days of civilization itself are numbered, depends on how soon we realize this.
–Sam Harris, Waking Up
I don’t believe, in any way, that this limits an individual’s choice to worship, it only highlights that we need to wake up to the realities of the world we are creating.
And nervous, and fearful, and anxious, and shy…
And I am not afraid to feel these things which is why…..
I am feeling so powerful!!!
….most of the time….