There was a time when man thought the Earth to be the center of all he could see in the sky. The Sun and Moon were revolving around the Earth, or so he perceived. Until he gained a new vantage point.
As I look at man’s collective relationship with this Earth we live on, and the beings we share it with, it seems we need a new vantage point. One where our survival isn’t the end all be all.
When you look at your children, is your survival more important than theirs? Of course not. Love drops us down, out of our conditioned survival mind and into something far more expansive. Something more joyful, more fulfilling. Despite what our programming may have us feeling, there is far more peace in not needing to survive than there is in all the protection the world could offer.
Not only that, there is more joy in such freedom. More creativity, and with that, new ideas. Solutions. Loving ones.
It seems to me that from this space we could feed the hungry among us. And without the cruelty to animals we demonstrate now. From that place sharing the world’s resources as a global human family just feels good. And easy. Because from that place, from the deepest parts of our presence here, we are all here together. Connected by the gratitude of simply being.
There’s surviving, and there’s living. Which are you experiencing?
More thoughts on this, and one way of getting there, in the video below. It’s a bit longer, (16 minutes) than what I usually post. I trust you’ll find it worth the time.