Week One - - - Day Seven
Re-view as Heaven
“Saving the World” as Fun and
Love, yeah, we all want that, though soon, like tomorrow, we’ll start to do the “work” of love, which is mainly the “letting go” of that yucky human tendency to blame the other person when things aren’t right.
Lust, as passion, sure, that’s one of the great feelings in life.
Lust, as deep goals, yes, yes, dial us in, we want the deeper and more meaningful life.
Enlightenment is who we are when we are really who we are.
Enlightenment is here now, without all the extraneous words in our head that pass as “thoughts” and drain our energy and our happiness.
And then . . . “Saving the World?” What fun is that?
We’ve got great sex to indulge in. We’ve go holding hands and gratitude. We’ve got the peacefulness and vitality of being present.
Do we really have time and energy to “Save the World?”
Yes, we do.
WE HAVE TIME AND ENERGY TO HAPPILY AND IN THE PRESENT “SAVE THE WORLD.”
PLUS THIS ISN’T OPTIONAL.
No world, no you.
No world, no children, grandchildren, squirrels, chipmunks, dolphins, mockingbirds, eagle, river otters, sea otters, what your favorite animal is.
Gone, gone, gone.
And, damn . . . The best climate experts in the world say. . . This is a possibility. This is the word:
UNLESS WE GET OUR SH.. TOGETHER, BY 2030 THINGS WILL BE IN A FEEDBACK LOOP OF DETERIORATION BEYOND REPAIR OR REVERSAL.
Alas, bye bye grandchildren and sea otters and all our favorite cats and dogs and sheep.
So, this is part of this book
Save the World Exercise/ Game #1
Find out about global climate change.
Breathe and smile as you do this.
Write free form, while breathing and smiling about what you’ve learned.
Getting the data is a start.
Then, what to do.
There might be great organizations. Find out how much goes to administration and fund raising. Some, like Sea Shepherd have a very small percentage in this bucket.
Find what supports what you love.
Save the World Exercise/ Game #2
Find an organization or two that gives most to the work they say they are doing
That resonates with what you love
And give them some money.
And this is just a start.
We need to track down the messes in our government and so on.
That’s for next week.
For now, though, one more, and it’s to find something little to do
Saving the World Game #3
Find a step in your personal life
Hanging up the clothes on a clothes line.
Going a day or two without being in a car.
Taking out your dish cleaning gleanings (prior to soap) and adding them to your garden.
Riding a bike to the gym.
Even . . .
Walking outside for at least a half an hour a day with reverence for and connection to Nature.
Feel it feed your soul.
Perhaps even improve your soil as you reconnect with your soul.
And then, as you heal and expand your soul, this too, is a great way to heal the Earth.
The more we are really content, happy, loving and present, the less we are going to need to get on the Internet, or go buy some crap that we really don’t need.
Let’s review a bit?
Daily Games to Make a More Peaceful and Soul-filled Life:
1. Write goals each day.
2. After, writing gratitudes each day.
3. Do a walking or sitting or dishwashing meditation with your breathing each day.
4. Spend some time every day listening in turns to a timer without interrupting.
5. Spend some time every day holding hands and sharing gratitudes.
There’s more, look back over the book if you’d like.
And these five will keep your far happier and more deeper alive.
Enjoy your life.
Enjoy your day.