The Great Migration is going to change the way we do business in this country, and the way we live, and the way we think. The Third world is closer that we realize. When the coastal cities have to relocate because of too much water, and the population of the western states has to move because of too little water, it is going to transform the world as we know it, and there is no way to prepare for that. We can't prepare for anything. We have been knowing about the climate collapse for four generations or more with nothing being done. "The Russians will never attack Ukraine!" goes hand and glove with, "Global warming is a myth!" as a way of exposing our refusal to deal with the unwanted because it would "ask too much of us." Well. It's about to be demanded. There won't be enough toilet paper to go around. Or enough toilets. Just for starters. The basics of life are no longer assured, and certainly cannot be assumed and taken for granted. And we watch as things crumble around us and wonder today what we can count on tomorrow. With "How to survive?" being countered with, "Who wants to?" We will live in the presence of what each day permits, as the Third World has done from the start, and as the homeless population already does every day, with leaving grandma/pa on the ice flow becoming more real as civilization crumbles in on itself because of self-deception and denial, and prosperity being the ruin of the world. In that scheme, where do we turn when we have nowhere to turn? Emptiness, stillness and silence remain the source of all things needed to face the day, every day. Jesus had nowhere to lay his head. The Taoist sages and Zen masters all managed on Third World fare all their lives. Life is lived out of the inner source of realization/awareness/savvy-hood, with people having what they need within to find what they need without, but not without developing the practice of listening/looking/hearing/seeing that has guided the species through long years to here/now. We have to learn to know what we know, and the time is upon us to sit still and know what we know and what to do about it, in the service of it, moment to moment, day to day.
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I am discovering the natural wonders of the country through your beautiful photography, and learning how to survive change through your meditations.Thank you.
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