Change is happening all around us, from tradition to technology. The dis-ease crossing cultures around the world can be thought of as a virus of the mind—the Native Americans call it “wetiko”. The word describes our fear and separation; a unique form of mind-blindness that renders us blind to our blindness. Open your eyes and befriend diversity, love humanity.
Ask yourself, where is your focus?
The current global situation has made humanity hungry for change. For the past 2,000 years we have been led by organized systems; family, church, schools, universities, government, military, taxes, social norms, etc. These systems have grown dark and become lifeless for all kinds of reasons. For the past 100 years humanity has been procreating an“I” mentality. That “I” mentality is blind to its insatiable appetite for more. Some millionaires are working on helping humanity and the environment. However, many are driven to have more at any cost to humanity or the environment.
“Do NOT unto others what you would NOT Do unto yourself”.
To move in a new direction and seek wisdom takes courage. It is time to strive for radical solutions or we will be anesthetized by darkness and fall asleep in hopelessness. Open your eyes and befriend diversity, love humanity. We have a global opportunity to learn, study, witness, watch, and contemplate who we are as a human race. To be holy is to be natural, to befriend diversity. The trick is to allow and accept your diversity and offer respectful curiosity for those with another kind of diversity. It is a privilege to be on the planet now, so… will we grow and change or be doomed to blindness and fear?
Hot headed Humanity
Humanity must have switched sides with the environment for the moment. Before all this started I wondered if the planet could be mad at us. She seemed exhausted by our human greed, waste, and relentless destruction. But actually it is humanity that has become hot tempered, agitated and fearful. In 2019 there were more than 100 protests around the world, everyone angry for more justice in helping correct the distance between those in power with money and those who simply live.
This global event has stalled humanity long enough to press the re-set button. We have been given an opportunity to find purpose and joy in our homes. With all this limited activity we have time to think, notice interior peace, reflect on where IS my place on the earth. When the dust settles, I hope we deepen our love of neighbor and nurture the planet given into our care. Open your eyes and befriend diversity, love humanity.