7 Billion

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Janet McNeill

7 billion people on the Earth

7 billion (human) “souls”

7 billion worlds!

(face it; we each live in a world of our own, do we not?)

 

7 billion worlds

7 billion pain bodies on parade

7 billion ways of seeing the world

being in the world

being the world

 

(not all of us with benign or generous or unselfish or Life-enhancing thoughts & schemes, hmmm?)

 

 

How can anyone … in her/his wildest imaginings? … imagine it possible

For 7 billion different worlds

To be “sustainable”

 

On this one, very-very beautiful, stunningly abundant … but oh-so-finite planet?

 

 

 

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post:

“I wonder if she remembers that gift as well as I do. We didn’t have so many things in those days. There weren’t so many things to have. There was more to look forward to, but less to possess. It’s the other way round now.” – main character in the novel The Seven Sisters, by Margaret Drabble

 

“If a thing is never spoken between people who know each other well, and each knows the thing well, maybe it’s not a secret. …. It’s a powerful thing, that ability to tell the truth when the truth is upon you, but it has another power entirely when you don’t tell it.” –Stephen Jenkinson in Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

“If you can’t say something, you can’t see it either.” – Stephen Jenkinson in Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

 

* quotes about truth

* near-term extinction section of the blog (includes resources, quotes, Facebook support group links)