After all the death and injury. After the disruption of our lives and exploitation of our fears are done, what sucks is that it takes a national tragedy to bring America together. Imagine what type of nation we could be if we were always this strong, this concerned and this caring, This is what is so appalling Why must people have to die and life be completely displaced before we decide to care and act upon its implications?
Remember……your humanity implores you to always act. Before you are anything you are human, every person that has come before you, even down to those that will come after is forever connected to you. We are all our Kin, we are all one. Your humanity requires you to always act.
I know that it’s supposed to hurt. And yes at times shit has really sucked. Even though things haven’t been so bright, at times the pain unbalanced and unbearable. Today I found myself content. At peace in a way. Regardless of my issues those outside of my control as well as self imposed, I have lived a life in service. Still I rise every morning to do my honest duty in service to my fellow man. I hope tomorrow to rise to do it all over again. I have no pity for myself, nor do i desire any from others. I just want to do what is in my heart. My heart instructs me to set aside self. It has taught me that my survival hinges upon my neighbors. That regardless my condition more important is my service. That through that service I can gain a fullness in my life. So before you say I need a break, before you say that I should take a moment and sit back. No! Come pain, struggle or disappointing events, service is all that i know. To it have I committed my life. In it is where i thrive. Until the very moment life leaves my body, in service is where I can be found. I will not sit back and watch the hurting go without help I will not ignore the dejected of my community. I will not just sit and watch as my planets goes to hell and my people lay slain and dying. I can not, it is not in me to do so. I will go to wherever my brother is hurting. I believe in service and its life infusing power. My heart is among those that hurt, it gazes most earnestly among the inflicted.. It desires most to be there with them.,
They are not asking for special recognition. They are not asking for special rights or extra benefits. They are not asking you to change or bring into your home their identity. So much has been misconstrued and needlessly the story has been misrepresented. It is clear and rather simple, all they are saying is this…
“We are here. We have been here. We are not going anywhere. Give to us our right to love the way as you do. For indeed every aspect of us is the same, down to the blood that flows through your veins. All we are saying is our love is no different, we indeed are just like you. We deserve to enjoy the right to be legitimately married the way that you do.”
The right to love freely is not one gained by order of religion or administered by the worlds system of government. Love and its attributes are innately in each and every one of us. Its ability is planted within us while we lay nurtured in the womb. Love’s a feeling and connection is one we all share. This same love is shared across race, status or creed. This love knows no boundaries, it recognizes only the heart. Love cares not of orientation. To it, its all the same. What is clear is that love leaves no choice or question. You cant help who you love, whomever “He” or “She” is.
Im so tired today. My back hurts, brain is fried and my eyes burn. The day was rather intense, stressful to say the least. After all of that though the day was still productive. Among all the surprises, setbacks, stunts and stalls we still met with success our task. Today we conducted ourselves as masters of our trade. We were able to meet the needs of people who would have otherwise not been helped. Despite the hurdles and the overlapping schedule, everyone at least for today is content and happy. Yes I’m exhausted but I can not wait to get up and do it all over again tomorrow.
Hurting? Broken in need of some healing? Try committed selfless service. Try carrying the needs of another. It will give you new a perspective. It will show you things could be much worse. Most importantly it shows just how resilient our species is. It shows just how strong we can be. That same strength coupled with our individual determination and desire for life will be the very thing that will sustain us through our toughest moments. Hold on baby, push forward. It Always gets better, it must.
If ever we should fight it is now. The time to be angry has long past. We must all rise convicted and compelled in defense of our planet and our future. Indeed it is up to us and we must act if we are to prevent our present ills from becoming our future undoing. Never in the history of our species have we stood at such a crucial juncture. Will we be that people who simply watched passively as its only home is laid to waste? Will we be the people who’s inhabitants and resources were squander and plundered for the benefit of only a few, while its masses lay indigent and dejected? Will we be the people who did nothing at a time when the only thing that mattered was for us all to do something? We need to fight, without fear we must invoke our right to exist and to a future through our immediate individual action. The time for change is now. Get up and fight or shut up and die.
We have to do something. Just sitting and watching events unfold will no longer do. We must engage our humanity. We say events far away has minimal impact here at home, but indeed it impacts us so much it changes the way we go about our lives on even the localised level. We are all connected, yes all of us. A globalised, interconnected civilization. What happens anywhere can indeed happen here right where we are. How long will we just sit and only be viewers of our current reality. We must become influencers and participate in the making of our own story. The world is changing, positions are shifting. Through outreach, actions and simple communication we can actually do something, our thoughts have not to be our only refuge. Stand and be counted, let your voice be heard. Now is the time, history is being made, get up and lets do something.
Can’t stand the way I’m feeling right now. Trying hard to encourage myself. Sometimes just saying it will be okay is not enough. I pray that somehow tomorrow I rise refreshed and motivated, ready to carry out my sacred service that though sometimes solemn is always rewarding and gratifying. My driving desire is to make a difference. A right now difference that will improve the physical, mental and spiritual well being of those that I serve that I have been given a charge to keep. I desire that even I in the face of my own struggles, faults and imperfections I may become a better servant to the whole of humanity. Reaching the lonely, dejected and downtrodden. Providing for them hope in for some what is the darkest time of their life. I hope to inspire life and the beauty of it’s living. The facts are the world is hurting and it is up to each of us to ensure the sustainable survivability of all us. I want to be able to do my part. If it means that enduring some days of stress and turmoil then send me. If it means some days of tears and what seems endless pain and senseless suffering, then send me. If it means that after all of this I have positively impacted the life of just one person, then send me. I will rise willingly and ready to go!
The problem is that rationality is often a matter of perspective held in the cultural, political, and ideological eye of the beholder. It’s interpreted variations can be vast from individual to individual.
Postindustrial subsistence farming? Will this really be necessary? you better pay attention to climate change or as its sometimes called global warming.
There are two salient issues concerning agriculture and climate change in the years directly ahead. First is the fact that the effects will differ from one region to another. The second is that the disturbances of climate change will intersect with the decline of oil and natural gas resources, which has allowed human beings to practice an extraordinary productive kind of industrial agriculture for about a century and enabled a fantastic mega growth of human population. Climate change is going to combine with the termination of oil and gas based farming to very negatively affect the world food supply. A lot of people will go hungry in the days ahead, many of them will die. Where the current phase of global warming is concerned, we really do not know yet what the geographic distribution of warming will be, that is, which places will get a lot warmer, a little warmer, hardly warmer at all, or what the affects will be on rainfall patterns, the ability of the soils in the given region to retain moisture. Eurasia may benefit and the Great Plains of North America may suffer, or vice versa. The growing seasons in both places may get longer, but the benefits of that may be canceled out by drought in both regions. And this is just the beginning…….