Friday, September 16, 2011

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or the last time.

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or the last time.

We love to observe children experiencing something for the first time, a new flavor of food, or sky blue robin's eggs in a nest, or a line of ants marching from thar to far... Children are unabashedly blissful, they ooh and ah openly with wonder and awe at the miracles all around them.

A person who is dying, can marvel at the simple elegant beauty in the handwriting of a loved one, savor the taste of hospital jello as if it was French cuisine, or give blessed thanks when their sleep is interupted by noise, because in their broken sleep, they realize they are still alive. These people are not contrite about loving life. All of the pretense, the jaded hipness, the being cool, has been traded for the longing for another day, for another few minutes...

WE need to get back to the innocence of childhood wonder, or advance to the point of the thankfulness of our last day, or we are going to destroy the opportunity to experience either.

When crowds cheer the death penalty, scream that uninsured sick people should be allowed to die, when rich people are willing to lose millions on TV stations that spew fear and hate, because of political expediency, when people are encouraged to murder doctors that provide legal services, or politicians with whom they disagree,  or to deny the enormous damage being done to our "Garden of Eden" because ending it, might cut into profits...WE are doomed.

Where has our spirit gone?

WE have put it on the back-burner.

Our Egos, in their desperate need to be superior, have us identifying with groups that we think will improve our standing in the community, our ability to accumulate wealth, even at the expense of others (MANY others), and to maintain political control, that guarantees WE stay on the side of the HAVES, no matter how many have-nots WE create. AND, we have become consumed with fear. WE are so afraid of scarcity that WE continually set up walls keeping us from actually SEEing the horrors and damage WE are creating. WE as fearful people, desperately grab and clutch what we can, as the world seems to be collapsing around us, much as mobs in disaster zones when order beaks down, rush the supply trucks stepping on each other in an attempt to get MINE!!!

WE are ALL children of God. We are ALL born equally. No child is any less than any other until WE label them as less than us. When WE do this, it is OUR Egos deciding and striving to appear superior, to maintain membership in the "in" group. When WE do this WE are creating fear of the "out" group. Fear of the "out" group causes people to kill, maim, hate, manipulate, and even vote against their own interests, anything to gain membership in the perceived "in" group.

This has to stop. WE are ALL ONE...

Today, show courage! Say, "No," when asked to silently condone hatred, bigotry or fear-mongering. Stand up for ALL God's children. Feed the hungry. Give drink to the thirsty. Shelter the homeless. Clothe the naked. Care for the sick. Give LOVE...


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