This text arises again from observations and experiences of recent days but does not focus on a particular subject other than that of life.
It's probably those moments when thoughts just want to come out, like when we try to put some books in a library based on their subjects.
Observing the various unpleasant recent events with significant losses of lives, it is evident- in the eyes of some at least-that we live the end of an era and the beginning of another.
Apart from our relationship with matter, there seems to be a call for change of how we relate with ourselves, others and the environment we live in. Information is increasingly disclosed which logically shakes our faith in institutions, certain individuals, organisations, governments, corporations, both nationally or internationally.
I have previously discussed how man during the evolution of his spirit arrived to consider himself an overlord of the Earth, plundering her resources and putting all the living matter in his service. From evolutionary beings we have come to become a synonym of God on earth deciding what will happen to us, others and the environment.
Thus, we give more right to some people than others, we eat what we want because we can, we kill or restrict what does not agree with us, we do not pay attention to anything that does not affect us directly, we create and destroy at will.
I have no intention to draw a total ' black image ' of the present world, on the contrary, to discuss what I see as reality which might not easily get discussed, in a similar way that depression or a difficult experience in a family remains 'unseen' because it is very difficult to manage and process for the family.
As overlords, then, people lost control and ended up looking for solutions to problems that we constantly create ourselves and the way we have chosen to live by. Clearly everyone is free to choose the way that he and his team want to live, but what happens when this way ends up hurting and destroying the lives of others (people, animals, etc.)?
War would be one of the answers: fighting against each other for their right to free choice and free life. In a way this is the history of man who, through a constant friction, fought another for his predominance and when one prevailed his 'law', 'right and 'truth' became the 'law', the 'right', the 'true' of all.
The law of the jungle in all its glory.
I do not want to speak in terms of morality here because it is a concept often abused by man and used in his terms and, therefore, it has largely lost the wholeness of its meaning.
I find the words 'faith' and 'value' a little more useful here.
We believed in the value of money, over goods,
We believed in the value of lying with benefits over truth,
We believed in the value of the ephemeral versus the sustainable,
We believed in the value of happiness versus the totality of emotions,
We believed in the value of external life versus the internal,
We believed in the value of people with qualities over humanity,
We believed in the value of affirmation versus exploration,
We believed in the value of the manufactured versus the natural,
We believed in the value of perfection versus learning from errors and forgiveness,
We believed in the value of loneliness versus connection,
We believed in the value of matter versus spirit,
We believed in the value of futility versus awe and gratitude.
And yet nothing of what we believed to be of value is in itself evil or has bad consequences.
The overvaluation of one versus the other is what brings an imbalance and calls for another collective lesson.
Our spiritual essence, our multidimensional and (seemingly) contradictory existence, our deep need for completeness and creation, equality and respect for all, the self-worth of everything, the love, the awe and sacredness of all life forms do not exist due to the human law but are of the natural/divine law.
They exist within each one of us independently, if we consciously believe them or not and no one but ourselves can take them away or define them for us. We manifest them in our lives in earth when we believe them.
We always have the free choice and its consequences...
P.S. Forgive me if I have included you against your will with the use of 'we' versus 'man', but I wanted to make the text more intimate.