We are evolving.
In every second of every day our bodies are being re-written, over written. We are ever unfolding.
It can be hard to see the big picture sometime – often times. We get caught up in the day to day struggle. We get consumed with social status and finances. But when we take a step back, or very many steps back, we can see the amazing story of the planet Earth.
We can see the miracle of life on the planet, and appreciate the complexity of DNA.
Einstein talked about living as if nothing were a miracle, or everything being. I tend to be on the side of everything.
I can wake up in the morning and feel the joy of living. Despite the incredible difficulties that we face as a global civilization: wars, poverty, ecological crises, I can find joy in the simple fact that I am alive. And from there, take small actions so as to not be overwhelmed by the challenges we face.
When I focus on the big picture I see the magical evolution of DNA. Our ability to adapt, sometimes harmless, sometimes helpful, and sometimes hurtful, but the point being, that we can change.
And so the question arises, how do we control that change? Can we affect the outcome? Because if we are proven to mutate then there is hope for the future.
Life is precious. That word alone, ‘life’ conjures great reverence in me. It fills me with joy, and gratitude. In it I see the beautiful oceans, I see forests and wildlife and the sun and the extraordinary narrative of existence on this planet.
The world that we inhabit is full of misfortune, but the opportunity we have for living is a gift to me. For all of the troubles, I can still see the light. Most of the time.
If you consider the alternative, if the mind is even capable of contextualizing absolute emptiness, we can begin to understand how the existence of anything is a miracle.
It allows me to find breathtaking beauty in a raindrop, never mind an ocean.
It allows me to appreciate the beauty of all life.
The history of the universe, the galaxy, the solar system, the planet, what an incredible sequence of miracles.
When I take a step back of the drama that drowns my daily depressions, I see the mystery for what it is. FUCKING beautiful.
I choose to give thanks for life. I choose to value the systems which support and nurture life. Those systems which encourage the celebration of existence.
Why cry? Why fight? Why increase the struggle?
When I see life as a gift, I am compelled to share the joy.
When I see value in the complexity of life, I need less and less to satisfy me.
I can do without an iPad, or a cell phone. Especially if it means that our Earth won’t be overmined. I am willing to live simply if it means that the future generations can live.
The world that we’ve been given by whatever power has granted it is a miracle.
That is how I choose to see it.
That is how I wish to celebrate it.
Our DNA is proof of an intelligence that few of us can comprehend. It is a creativity which makes our moon landings look like macaroni art.
There is a story being told here. On this planet. And it is a beautiful expression of consciousness.
I see my life as precious. I see this planet as precious.
I encourage others to as well.
I will continue to celebrate life.
I see how we are bonded by our shared story. We all participate in this performance. We are all actors in the same play. The idea that we are different is true, but we are so much more alike. We’ve all got fingers and toes. Brains, blood, and bones.
When I wake up in the morning, I realize that I am not only an actor in this tragicomedy, but I am a writer as well. We are responsible for this script.
The rules have been outlined, how we nourish and reproduce, but the game is up to us.
How many acts are we going for? Is this the curtain call? Or are we still in the prologue? And how do we affect the narrative?
How do we actually make change?
I’m not sure. But I’m experimenting. And so I share these words of love and reverence for life. I speak so that we may value the joy of simply living.
I speak so that we accept that we are powerful beings and that we begin to acknowledge how our actions affect the world.
Are you unknowingly playing into a horror film? Or are you writing a love story?
Play the love story my friend.
Please, learn the freedom of smiles and laughter.
We are evolving.