Touch the Earth

The Earth is an omnipresent touchstone of reality for our people. We spend much time examining “data” and entertaining “opinions,” but little time touching reality. Touch the Earth to know what is real. 

Speak to the Earth. When you speak to anything, you give tribute. You pay attention, and that is the first requirement of learning. You must pay attention for more than a moment, though. 

Listen and watch. Give your attention to simple realities. Hear the wind, the breath of the Earth, rustle through the leaves of a tree. Watch as it brings the clouds of refreshing rain. Behold the brightness of the lightning bolt, the crack of its strike and lingering growl. Feel the warmth of the Sun and the solid foundation beneath your feet. Learn the nature of the Earth and you will understand how to walk upon it. 

The many voices of our kind easily distracts and overwhelms our attention. The power and glamour of technology augments the assault on our senses. There are many stories told to entertain and mesmerize, but the intention of most are to sell a product, service or idea. This can be dangerous when we struggle to differentiate between fiction and non-fiction. A touchstone is invaluable. 

People hold many opinions, so it is difficult to get people to agree on anything. When all but three nations agree that this world faces a serious climate problem, that consensus is tantamount to a miracle. How can this extraordinary historical event be explained? 

Touch the Earth. Feel your feet firmly planted in its reality. Speak to the Earth, then listen and watch. What is the most sensible explanation for such unprecedented human agreement? 

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New Reality

Stand firm upon the Earth.

Ground your roots in reality.

Know your place in the real world

When the winds of madness blow.

 

Feel your pulse.

Life has rhythm.

Learn to dance.

It feels good!

 

Spirit is the essence of Life.

If you cannot fly, then you died.

Can you fly in reality?

You must.

 

Whispers from a Quiet Blog

Celestial spheres turn endlessly. There is incessant movement from darkness to shadow then light, with an inevitable return to shade and the dark again. Within this grand movement, is there any real significance to the works of humankind that are not derived from arrogance?

oldmanmtBehold the old mountains with rounded shoulders, weathered and worn by wind and rain. They have watched humankind since people were simply another creature dwelling within the forests. Now, people are simply the largest herd trampling the Earth and depleting its resources.

Humankind makes a great noise as they argue and fight among themselves. They are constantly in conflict as it is their nature to believe they know more and have greater rights than others of their own kind. Even the youngest mountains with their high spires and angular shoulders have seen more than any single human being, and more than the collective histories of humankind. Nevertheless, people are quarrelsome creatures who believe they know much and have such grand purposes.

The human species has long demonstrated a penchant toward self-importance. They have and will make war over dwindling resources, justifying the killing by their greater or more important need. Their words for need and greed seem to hold similar meaning. However, the great ability humankind has developed to wage war on one another can only bring great devastation to themselves and the resources they feed on.

The unchecked growth of the human herd will eventually lead to famine that will reduce its size. The battles for resources will reduce populations more, but also make some resources unusable and damage the infrastructure that delivers those resources. This will likely also produce illnesses that will help to further reduce populations, perhaps even by plague. There is no means to predict the extremes of human behavior, just the general pattern based on demonstrated performance. They might bring their population into balance with the Earth, or they might even annihilate themselves.

The mountains will endure and mark the devastation or passing of the species. There will be few, if any, to preserve the monuments of human history, so much will return to dust. The flora and fauna will repopulate the wastelands as it always does, and the Earth will be quiet once again. Within the turning celestial spheres, humankind will be no more significant than a lichen found on Mars.

Now, what do you have to say that you think is so important?