The crazy behavior of humans is understandable if you look at ancient history as well as just the last several hundred years. We still are learning to master the behavior of the civilized. We aren’t there yet so it is not surprising to see barbarian behavior both in and out of the “civilized world”. We
I try to gain wisdom over smart as I age in place. I always thought wisdom was less in supply than smart. We have many smart people who just aren’t wise. We have individuals with numerous degrees or credentials. They became well educated in specific areas but they never became wise. Maybe that is why we see the outpouring of stupidity we see today.
What a crazy funny week this has been. I have to laugh at the nuttiness of it all. Just when you think the world can’t get worse in the news or social media or any media, you remember a few basic tenets of our current life. This all will pass away. All of us will someday too. So, it behooves us to think on the things that are beautiful, wonderful and kind. The news will just always be negative because that is what sells and people like to be scared or angry or right. The news is plastered with the ending of this phase of Afghanistan’s evolution. It is plastered with covid counts. Gosh, I can’t read them any more.
We humans love certainty, safety, dependability and trust. We have relied on our jobs, marriages, good health, our investments, our pensions and even our pets. We think we can control our lives by routines and good habits. We never think about pandemics, food deprivations (in the developed countries) and other devastating acts of God and nature. We depend upon this earth world for everything. We look for our perfect mate, our doctors to take care of us, if we can afford it, our jobs, our vacations, our happiness and leaders who will make wise decisions for us.
“As a species, if we do not stop ignoring what Mother Earth is telling us about our
practices, she’s gonna do it for us. And it’s not going to be humans winning.” Jess Due, national care director of Farm Sanctuary. We have become a ruling class that has created another world living against its environment, not with it.
It was Lincoln who said “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
What can we do to not destroy ourselves through these challenging times?
Well, right on cue, the world was turned upside down again and look at all the stuff that fell out. We are still in that transit I spoke of back in 2008. It isn’t over until it’s over and that won’t’ be until 2024. It is not much longer but it is a few years. So, do not hold your breath.
I loved Eric Hoffer’s writings when I was a young adult and they have become even more powerful as an old adult. Which have you become, the learner or the knower? As I have said before, the art of staying young is based on your ability to lower your resistance to starting over. It is also wise to never retire. Change careers but never retire. It feels as if we are all being thrown into the starting-over
In looking at this name and date of birth, January 28, 1972, we have an Aquarian woman with a number 3 life path. The life path is the road a person takes to get to their destiny–represented by their entire registered birth name. So Amy, with a number 3 life path, is moving towards the number 7, her destiny number. Hidden inside of her name is her personality type, the motivational factors that drive her and the destiny she said she would attempt to reach while living this incarnation. Her name also points out her karmic corrections, challenges and deeper issues that will color her life. In Amy’s name, she is challenged by the numbers 2 and 8, the missing numbers in her name.
I remember many years ago when my former husband was a fighter pilot in Viet Nam, he would say that every day is Wednesday. They bombed every day. It didn’t matter if it was Saturday or Sunday; every day was Wednesday. The comment reminds me of my life today. This Wednesday routine won’t always be the case but it is now in the present and, in reality, that is all I can work in. Saturday and Sunday’s are more of the same as Wednesday. Working from home, self-employed, I can go walk on any day, go to the pharmacy any day, take out food any day, shop at Trader Joe’s any day etc. The only must do week days are doctor appointments. Here is Los Angeles, there are no cultural, sporting events, dining