These things I hold to be self-evident:
- Humans have trashed/are trashing Planet Earth within an inch of its/our Life… the air, water, food, earth itself now so filled with toxins, all are now carcinogenic (that is to say, cancer-causing)
- The inevitable extinction of our species is now surely (relatively) imminent
- This imminent extinction – that we have brought upon ourselves – is not a fit topic for “cocktail conversation,” as they say – rather, it’s the hugest “elephant in the room,” surely, there ever was!
But it doesn’t matter! Because all that matters to most of us, apparently, is
- social media presence
- bank account
- endless "selfies"
“There is not a problem with the system. The system is the problem.” – Source unknown
The insanity is ramped so high now
the toxins (psychic, material & political) so numerous & ubiquitous
(the lies, distortions & cognitive dissonance also)
one’s own sanity seems to be becoming ever more tenuous
ever more challenging to hold onto…
But only if one is actually paying attention to all the Big Dramas
playing out all around us!
If one is oblivious to all that...
(no easy task, being oblivious to such mega-doses of Insanity…)
All is well!
(Well, I don't really believe that. I believe we can all feel it, at some visceral level, however much we may affect obliviousness.)
& really, all IS well.
All is well for me, at any rate
In this moment
... as I write these words
The sun shining soooo gloriously
It’s positively dazzling here, by the lake
The sky blue blue blue
Plenty of birdsong all around me
& I’ve spotted several cardinals on my shoreline walk this morning.
Gratitude, fortunately, is a bottomless well!
An ever-renewable resource … as it were.
& thank Goddess for that!
& for walking
Walking STILL saves my ass…
p.s. so far, anyway, We. Are. Still. Here!
if you can.......
& let us be mindful of the situations of others, so very very very many others whose situations are not easy or comfortable or safe
& remain, always, charitably generous.