Paradox

Some of us think about – are resigned to – human extinction

 

(sooner rather than later, that is; soon, even 🙁 )

 

Not most of us.

Most of us seem to be denying this as a real possibility

(the soon part, anyway. Most folks seem to accept that it will inevitably happen.

Just not soon. Not in my/our “lifetime,” they say)

 

Or so it seems.

(If people do believe it, accept it, they sure as heck are not talking about it!

Mostly.)

 

Now, “spiritual” people (whatever that means…) advise us to live “in the moment”

Be.Here.Now

they say

 

(& I can attest to the wisdom of this

I think most of us can, & do!

After all, this moment could be the only one we’re going to get

For sure, it’s the only one we are for sure in right now, right now, right this moment!)

 

Looks to me as though the ones who can’t/won’t face the possibility that the days of our species are very seriously numbered

are living “in the moment” in some ways

more than those of us predicting an early

End.

 

The thing of it is this:

When one is facing one’s end

imminently

or The End of all of us (as it were)

 

It kind of has this way of really waking one up

 

One is very fully awake

Somehow

 

You see?

 

There is so very little of “taking things for granted”

anymore

 

((I think.

That’s the way it seems to me, anyway.))

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” – Oliver Sacks, doctor, neurologist, prolific author, in his book Gratitude, essays written during his last 2 years of life