off my back

If the Earth could speak English what would it say to us?

Something like…

Get off my back
by
cleaning up the pollution
and by
not allowing the wasting of resources
by
ending war
by
using the war money to clean up and slow down the pollution?

Could any of this happen without a universal government of some type?

How about accountants and planners getting together and running the numbers on what a benevolent world government could reasonably bring to its inhabitants without the expense of preparing for and the terrible waste of war?

Do we have to get sick almost to death before we come to our senses? When will we grow up? Do we have to unite to become a healthier and peaceful planet?

 

 

only show in town

When one sees the value of a blissful eternity (as opposed to one of torture) as this amazing gift after death that isn’t even deserved, is it, with deep sincere gratitude, easier to believe in the promises and miracles? Is instilled in us a wanting to believe and a not wanting to believe posture? It’s our struggle and nature.

Are the gods who punish nonbelievers forever, just gods? What kind of a god would torture someone in a lake of fire forever?

A magical-made-up one with all power could scare folks into line long enough so its story becomes part of culture and is accepted and loved and along the way forced on bystanders for centuries.

What is the only show in town?

 

 

to wake up to

Is to succeed
to spread one’s ideas
and talents across the world?

So let’s say that happens
or never happens…
then what?

What is it about reality that grabs one about the throat? Oh my, do I need to become meshed in a new project? Maybe, one big enough so that I’ll always have something to wake up to?

Why is it so hard to slow down? Was to be idle as an older child frowned upon? Get busy, time’s a wasting.

There we go blaming our enablers?

 

happenstance

Is it that one’s skin color
doesn’t make the person who one is?
We all have the same blood, organs,
and brains except for
skin color and physical characteristics.
And the last two things are things of happenstance. 

 

We invented prejudice.
Has it held us apart long enough?
Are we capable of understanding this?

The UN has the wonderful language but how can we assist change? Maybe, by not allowing the ill-treatment of any class or group of humanity (by giving the UN enough funds so that it can do its job) and by making it socially unacceptable to speak prejudicial statements concerning another person or group’s condition (by speaking up and pointing out prejudicial statements as they happen).

Since the prejudices and wounds are deep,
some will take longer to change
but heal they will, with time and
the help of society
in general.

Usually, when there is a choice,
moving forward is the way.
Is it that “easy does it”
helps us avoid
mistakes?

Does “easy does it” allow us to work a full day without stopping if need be, all the while “eyeing the prize”? And maybe save us from working in a series of fits and wagons?

 

engines of religion

Are organized religions types of exclusive social clubs (all members go to heaven) and each club having dues and a power structure?

Do the two engines of religion,
spirituality and meaning,
only come as individual doses?

Are we all in some way self-contained walking and talking religious scaffolding? Do we all follow even when we blaze new trails?