Saturday, August 2, 2008

Giving up resistance and living as if the world was ideal

This is a journal entry from Sunday 6/22/2008

Where to begin? I think there's an awakening in progress and I'm trying to latch onto anything that supports that now. It comes down to taking responsibility for my life, taking charge, not living on auto pilot, acknowledging that things happen in my life, but I don't have to be buffeted - by turning into the waves and facing them instead of letting them wash over me. I'm not sure how far that metaphor will take me.

This morning's service was on the prayer for protection - which influences my latest concerns about humanity. My concern was that no matter how easy recycling is, people still choose not to. When there are two receptacles the same distance away - one trash and one recycling - people still choose to throw the can in the trash. Considering the monumental that will be required to make the world sustainable for so many people, that people won't make the easiest choices is extremely frustrating.

The prayer for protection stands counter to that. It goes: The light of God surrounds me. The love of God enfolds me. The power of God protects me. Wherever I am, God is... And all is well.

I was thinking that there isn't any all inclusive plan being put together that can address the biggest threats to mankind's survival. Even if the best and brightest were to come up with a plan, many people would resist and protest. There would never be consensus.

So where do you go? What happens next? I go back to living the way you would if the world was already evolved. Draw the line in the sand. Stop fighting and start living. Don't resist this or that, but start demonstrating ideal living. And share the vision.

Get off fossil fuels, Eat vegetarian, Give back more than I consume.

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