If tomorrow there were an earthquake and it took away everything that you had, where is your stability then?
There is no real stability. Stability has been used as a word by the superficial and mundane to appear succesful or safe. To understand the idea of stability, one must understand the ways of nature. Very often when I speak about the draw backs of western so-called alert society, I often turn to nature. Humanity was not meant to go against the ways of nature, we were meant to live harmoniously with it. The stability in nature is to understand that there is no stability.
When I was 10 I was fascinated by the red wood forest and all of its huge trees, slugs and shiny lizards. I remember there was a patch of trees that set out so neatly in a nice semi-circle. I remember there were 13 trees there and thought it odd that this patch of trees set in this formation. I went back some time later and saw those same trees. However there were only 5 there this time, some new trees were sprouting, some tilted to the side and a few burnt and singed. I have never seen a forest fire but am aware that they happen. But I am sure that a tree is not worried about its stability to sustain life for itself. No it continues to do the job that it was made to do, give shade to the forest, oxygen to its carbon based counter parts and reproduce. If a tree had the mentality of a human, it would stop giving shade because it was too extraneous, stop giving oxygen because the tree worked hard for it and no one else deserves it, and not create offspring because it doesn’t fit into its busy schedule, no but it keeps on going. A tree lives according to its design, according to nature and the balance of life and death. We meddle into the lives of the forest by clearing shrub and trying to prevent forest fires. But these things are necessary in its growth.
The path of contentment and living naturally is understanding that there is no stability. Show me a person who claim that they are so-called stable, and I can show you someone who has had to give up on love, freedom, life and true happiness because it did not fit into their stability. I haven’t seen one stable person who hasn’t been in an accident, financially up against the wall or stressed out by the things that keep them stable. Isn’t mental stability part of this as well (rhetorical). We live in a very interesting time. Things are changing and we must change with it, just as nature does. If stability is never having to worry about where your next meal is coming from, having a nice safe room or house, security, no outside influence on dogma, a strict constitution of laws and rules, people of the same race religion and creeds sticking together and a little recreation on the side for the rest of your life, well I only know of one place like this California State correctional Facility AKA Prison. I’ve never been stable and I don’t think I want to be.
Break free from your prison, Open your minds, and fear nothing…
- Web of Life (spoonful.com)