Instead, love.

To solve our current humanitarian and ecological crises, political solutions will not avail us.

If Jesus Christ himself were to appear tomorrow, remove all human pollution from the earth, causing a mass regeneration of the environment, how long would it take before we started demolishing forests again?

Without out a corresponding change in human consciousness, we will keep repeating the same pattern of turmoil.

Well, we may not. We are at a turning point. Either, we realize we are part of one human family profoundly interconnected with the environment around us — and when one suffers, we all suffer — or, we watch the human experiment come to an end.

Instead of protest, we can plant. We can plant seeds of goodness. We do this every time we “sit.”

To sit means to stop, close eyes, check in, connect with self, and come in contact with deeper vibrations of truth and love. There are many ways to do this, as shared by all the religious teachings the world knows.

Every time we sit, we plant.

Don’t underestimate the potency of such small acts multiplied across a percentage point of a population as large as ours.

Resist the urge to react in anger. Instead, plant. Instead, sit. Instead, be.

Instead, love.

(And watch the outer respond in kind.)

Traveling to the Extreme

A heart attack is one of the last — extreme — warnings that something has gone awry.

In the wake of one (or serious accident and similar), we powerfully introspect and realize areas in our life we need to address.

Whether or not we address them however, is a choice. A fairly obvious one: change, or suffer another attack or potentially die.

"What Do I Do?"

It's a question we often ask ourselves when the hour is dark.

We think that knowing what to do equals feeling better, or a better life.

Nature, in most cases, does not distribute pills to immediately cure you of your ailment. Nature works slowly and gradually. Step by step by step.

To know what to do — really know — you must touch your hand against the hot stove and get burned. You must make the mistake and suffer the pain of it. Over and over and over again if need be.

It is when we cry out for help, when we are at our absolute wits' end that we have traveled far enough into the side we wish to be free from. You have to travel there.

Now we are ripe for an answer that will come in its own time, probably sooner than later.

In the meantime, can we be OK with not knowing? Definitely.