Some days life feels so crazy. There is so much going on in the world. Wars, death, sex, babies being born, corrupt governments and corporations, cops killing citizens, mothers losing their children to overreaching authority, everyone looking out for number one... And the mainstream propaganda machine would have us believe that there is more negative than good. And maybe it's true; at least when it comes to the big powers in the world.
It seems that the some of the rich and powerful are willing to do anything to stay rich and powerful, and make sure that their children and grandchildren stay rich and powerful as well. They will rape entire third world country-sides, start tribal wars, turn brother against brother, all just to make some money and retain their power. For an example, check out the movie Virunga (my wife and I were lucky enough to go there and visit the majestic mountain gorillas in our young twenties).
I feel like I live in a bubble, because my personal, immediate experience is not like that. My town, my friends, my family, we all seem to be on a different wavelength. The same sort of wavelength illustrated by characters such as Bill Cunningham. Someone so full of a zest for life and love and a search for beauty and wonder, that there is hardly a moment to criticize another, let alone hurt them. Someone who really doesn't give a crap about how much money he has or makes, even though he could make millions if he wanted to.
I understand that life needs death and death needs life. The design of the universe makes that obvious. But I feel that our society is out of sync with this universal dance. We are chasing eternal life through technology. It seems the ones that chase are the most out of sync. It goes back to fear I suppose. Fear of the unknown, fear of death, fear of what may or may not be out there beyond the flatline.
Don't give in to fear. Don't give in to the primitive "lizard brain." Look up. Look around. Be in awe of the magic of the infinite machine that we exist in, and no matter your stance on God, acknowledge that the whole thing is infinitely beyond our understanding. And instead of being afraid of that, dance with it, embrace it, love it.
And more than anything, love one another. Cause it's really all we have.
Peace and Love,