Friday, September 22, 2006

Daily Meditation:

It is our earth, not yours or mine or his. We are meant to live on it, helping each other, not destroying each other. - J. Krishnamurti
Our. We each of us, all of us joined together upon this spaceship we call earth. I do not remember the first time I heard the concept of Spaceship Earth. traveling in circles around a radiant sun. Warming our bodies and our souls. Joined together through a natural force that is unseen but uniting. It is really amazing when you think about it. What if the earth were like a part of us. Not separate. Not apart from. What if with every tree that was cut we felt the pain of the earth. What if with every furrow dug the scars upon the soil were transferred to our bodies and psyche. What if with filling the skies with the belching black gook so too were our lungs filled. Not really something that is possible or even considered but...
Our Earth. Together United in a journey upon this planet. Very separate from the earth. very separate from each other. Joining together. One and another. Blending. harmonizing. More people join together and their voices unite and become one. A force. Change can then occur. The whole 100th monkey thing. Critical mass occurs.
Helping each other. We build each other up, we do not tear each other down. We watch what we think and say in order to build up the people. Do not cast dispersions. It does not hurt the other only ourselves. Those words stick not to them but to ourselves. Reach out a helping hand on this day. Lift up our brothers and sisters and provide for them a caring heart. Even if only a whispered prayer on passing, it is enough to change and grow.
Destruction of the other is easy. People filled with fear. Fear and Hate. We do not understand the other and fear what we do not understand. Fear of losing what we have. Fear of ourselves and what we are capable of. How can we as a people, we as human beings transform that fear into love? How can each of us individually and as a race bring forth the shining light and embrace the world? I wish I knew.

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