Often I speak of People of Conscience,
People who know that the earth is our home.
People who know that humans and all life forms are precious.
People who know that the creation is sacred.
People who know that what we do and how we do it,
is part of a holy dance,
a holy dance that we get invited to just once.
People of Conscience are not happy knowing their taxes
are being used to harm innocents in other lands and cultures.
People of Conscience are uncomfortable with the notion
that one group on this earth has the answers for all the other groups.
People of Conscience grow uneasy with flags and ribbons and pisces
on the bumpers of luxury editions of fuel dumb military vehicles.
People of Conscience know that there is something out there
that connects everything and that things have a way of returning.
Earlier in the day,
I spoke with a friend about Karma,
and how it seems that these days,
that if I act like an ass hole,
it comes right back to me almost immediately.
She knew exactly what I was talking about.
She said the same thing was happening to her.
Well, there is this professor type that I ran into last weekend.
And make no mistake about it,
He is an ass hole,
A hostile, mean, passive aggressive, know it all huge ass hole,
who finds balance in his life through the chips on both of his shoulders.
He is a finely educated physicist and academician.
He believes that nuclear energy is the answer to our energy problems.
He thinks that sequestering carbon in the biosphere is silliness.
He thinks that solar can never run our power hungry world.
He thinks that green energy should be cheaper than brown energy.
(I haven't the slightest idea why)
And he knows how to get my gander.
And I allow myself to become undone.
I become the ass hole.
I hate that.
If you oppose a force,
you take on that force.
Knowing this and
Is the difference between
and being whole.
I hate growth,
almost as much
as I hate change.
I got this comment yesterday.
Oz, please post something, for the love of humanity, something, where we can volunteer to help build this cybercoop. We have literally, 40 years to reverse radical climate change. In the Guardian today, there is an article that states that warming in Africa will be more deadly than HIV. We need to begin to teach the children... tell them how badly we have screwed up. Take the freakin Ipod off and listen to what we have done to your air and water.
Well, let's start then.
Wherever, whoever you are.
E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We've got a whole lot to do.