I have been reading a lot lately. I’ve been reading all kinds of things; works political, spiritual, historical, philosophical, scientific, fictional and so on. I’ve become voracious in my desire to devour more knowledge. And with each piece of knowledge I digest, I become enthralled with this place–this place called earth.
We are a fascinating creation; all of us, plant, animal, mineral, water, earth, air and fire. Everything is incredible in its own right and equally as important. I am sometimes shocked by our overwhelming cruelty to each other and almost simultaneously filled with happiness at our beauty and kindness. It is a feeling that becomes a part of living in this dichotomy. It is awe inspiring to learn the inner workings (on even the most basic level) of all the things that make up this planet and all the things we invent by using what this earth has given us. Everything we create comes from something here, even those things we consider unnatural. It was still created from the natural, various elements in this universe brought together in combinations evolution might have taken years to develop. Yet, we have done it. We’ve created unlikely mixtures that produce plastic, glass, soap and all the things we’ve mastered that provide us with modern day conveniences.
When we really ponder it, is anything truly unnatural? Especially since all we know and create comes from elements that are right here on earth. The only dividing point would be whether some of our new creations are healthy for us, but there is no question that they have all the elements of nature.
As I read about some new discovery in science, some new political debacle, wars and rumors of wars, unconditional sacrifices and love, I am plunged further into the reality of my existence.… Continue reading