I consider myself a realistic optimist. I see and understand the wrongs in life, the ills of the world, the pain and suffering of this existence but I choose to look at the good and hope for the best outcome possible in all circumstances.
I have been thinking of the possibilities of this world coming into an age of enlightenment. And while I am ever hopeful I also realize it’s a seemingly impossible race against time.
we have enough weaponry to annihilate this world a multitude of times over.
We are on a death run towards an inhospitable climate.
Politics within and with each country seem to be getting more tenuous and uncivil, converse to the money markets of each country which seem to be getting more globalized.
And while we have advancements in technology that we could only dream of just a few years ago, we have had zero advancement spiritually. Zero! And I’m talking thousands of years here, at the least.
We seem to be the same pernicious, selfish, egocentric, lying, cheating, violent hypocrites we have always been.
And while part of me still genuinely believes that there is a balance of good and evil that is constantly maintained. Does that balance make room for humanity to grow spiritually? Where then would evil go? Would it then be consolidated to a few? Maybe brought on by different entities?
I don’t know. All this begets many more questions than it answers.
All I know is that it would take some kind of unthinkable miracle (or great catastrophe maybe) to drive mankind towards looking inward and finding our individual path to a kind humanity, a compassionate humanity, a humanity that truly leaves no one behind, and genuinely cares about each other. A humanity that sees how we are connected by our hearts and souls more than any evil can possibly divide. A humanity that sees itself mirrored in everyone’s eyes.
I can’t even fathom it.
But in my finite time here, I’m happy to keep that hope alive. I’m happy to do what I can, as much as I can to be an example. To not just talk the talk, but walk the walk.
I want to reach Nirvana and then I want to raise a ladder for others to reach it too. And maybe if and when enough people reach inner peace and happiness we can turn this tide and move the pendulum of our humanity towards a place of symbiotic cohabitation and true compassion, with the earth, with each other, within ourselves.
I don’t know. I don’t see how. So all I can do is keep going. Leaving room for miracles.