As we look into our world and the people in it, what do your eyes see and your ears hear?
It is possible for each individual to see and hear what the next person does not. I believe there is not one truth for "all".
As you look and listen, you then create your belief system on what you believe you are seeing or hearing. There is always a bigger picture.
So I ask you, what side of the elephant are you standing on?
If you are standing at the tail, do you believe your world is a tiger? Do you have a tiger by its tail?
If you are standing at the trunk, do you believe you have possession of a hose? Are you then at the fire station?
If you stand at the side of this elephant, do you believe you are at a wall, solid and tall? Are you now at a stop, believing there is no way around?
Our perspectives are built on what we have learned and been told we then try to interpret our reality best as we can through this filter. This filter has a limit. Our beliefs.
There is a dialogue going on in Facebook about global warming. I admit there is some responsibility that man must take on how we have treated our "home", our planet but the cycle of this land, our home, the planet, GAIA also has her own process and journey.
All things have life and all things diminish, even the planet.
For those who do not believe this, I understand the confusion, that you can't grasp the knowledge of the many cycles of the earth. Look back into history and know GAIA has been through this before as she has had many 26,000 cycles of life. Her cycles of life and replenishing are not limited to the "facts" that we know in our life time alone. She is much older than that and wiser.
As we discuss this and many matters of the planet, our lives and our future, let's open our minds to listening to all opinions and seeing others in their "truth". Because you feel a passion for your truth does not mean it is the only one. Sorry, to say, even if you gather facts from science 10 stories high, it does not mean the other person, with an opposing opinion, is wrong and you are right.
So let's listen with our hearts and use our eyes for compassion and curiosity of all words spoken and shared from our kindred on the planet.
I support you in your truth and your passionate beliefs, now will you listen to mine?
I love you Dana Clawson, my friend, for your heart and love for the acceptance of all conversations.