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)
If others believe that you are dumb, they will tell you things that you do not know…
Intelligence is not how much you talk but how much you listen. I often wonder why people ask for so much and talk so much, and the answer to their question is right before them. I rather enjoy sitting around listeing to all that is around me, as if a child watching a show taking in every moment of life. And the proof of the creator in everything. I listen to a guy on the corner with the scruffy beard who drops one too many curse words. Or the women who walk by talking about what they want to buy or eat. I listen with my soul, to that which created all of this. These lessons have brought me to a place of compassion and understanding within the realms of communication. To be able to communicate compassion for none less than everything, is not done with the mouth or the ears, these are just doors to our perception. Passing through to be processed by the brain and heart. If the brain processes it negatively, then so will it be absorbed into the heart. If it pass through the brain as positive then so will it rest in the heart and reflect your being.
In nature I am amazed as to how we are even able to see or hear. The eyeball is this squishy mass of flesh that is filled with cones and rods that capture and process light, our minds process that light to give us the illusion that this is what the world really looks like. But does it really? Some people are born color blind, some can see sound as colors, some are born without sight all together. Butterflies see things in black and white and fluorescent only. Bees see over one hundred images in one eye. This is how they perceive things, I have never told a bee or a butterfly that they are wrong in their thinking. Our perception and our ability to listen shapes our world. Not what others lead us to believe what our world be like. be kind with others and how they see things, not all bad people say bad things all the time, and not all good say good things all the time. There is wisdom and beauty in everything for those who truly listen, understand and believe.
Whatever it may be, the food we eat, the languages we speak, the friends we associate, the people we date or choose to share our lives with. All seems drab when these things are not new and fresh.
If we look at history the civilizations that were open to other culture’s wisdom, seemed to always be at the top of the civilized charts. The arabs and muslims used wisdom from the Greeks as America also uses information a newness from other countries.
So why as individuals so in to not appreciating the differences of people. We let others into our lives and become infatuated by their differences. Then when those differences pose a threat or does not make us happy, we then say that it is bad because we are different. Why would a civilization of beings be created if they were to fight one another and not learn from one another?
The world is big in its area, but small in its connection. We are more connected than one would think
After traveling to almost every contenent I have met people that look nothing like me, but have more in common with me than people in my neighborhood. Even though they have led different lives. Through these people I have learned so much about how the world works. That everything in it is exactly how it should be. The peace, the wars, the happieness, sadness and so on.
If we went through life not learning through other differences and understanding them. Or choosing a mate that is exactly like us how will we learn? How will we develope, move on. How will we be able to fit that piece of the puzzle that will complete us. Our work, our families our spouses, our existance.
True leaders were those who connected their people through marriage outside the nation, trade outside the nation, wisdom outside the nation.
We are all one nation but a nation with many thoughts and experiences.
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