I was having one of my infamous talks with Ryan, you know, the types of talks where we speculate and extrapolate on just about anything and everything, stay up late and solve all the problems of the known universe, then go to sleep and wake up the next morning and totally forget all the solutions. In this conversation, we talked about the universe. I personally think the universe is a living, breathing entity. It expands and collapses (breathing) and it grows and changes, in consumes and purges. We are but parasites to the host which is the universe, and much like our own bodies have parasites that we are host to, sometimes these parasites are good and sometimes they are bad.
Sometimes the parasites are the very thing that keeps our bodies alive. Other times we take meds to wipe some parasites out completely.
Is the universe as a whole really that different to us?
I do think that humankind is a bit egotistical to think we are the biggest, highest, top of the chain beings… of course, not all humans think this, but I bet it would be a safe bet to say that the human race as a whole has a bit of a superiority complex when it comes to ‘life’ in general.
Has anyone seen The Happening yet? I won’t give anything away to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t, but…. if you haven’t seen the show, doing so might just show you that, though we think we are so in control of this earth and perhaps even the universe itself, the truth is, we are not and at any moment, one little change in something seemingly so innocuous can bring us to extinction. Or what about I Am Legend?
Believe it or not, folks, if all humans were to drop dead tomorrow, life on earth would continue. But if all the plants dropped dead tomorrow it would not.
Now, tell me, who or what is then superior in the universal sense?
We are but living organisms that are invading the universal host and yet we treat this world and this life as though we own it, like it’s really ours to do with what we choose.
And of what is, we are not even close to being the top of the chart.
And I humbly submit that when we figure that out and start being grateful for the fact that the universe even allows us to invade it and be a parasite to it without taking a metaphoric antibiotic and flushing us out of existence… that will be when life on earth begins to improve.
Living in harmony – not just with each other but with the earth and the universe as a whole.
I don’t think as much as it once was. Really, if you study Native American cultures, you’ll see this is actually older than any of us. Reverence. What a concept.
Were seeing a big ‘green movement’ and more people are starting to recognize and understand what some have known all along.
We are not islands unto ourselves, are we?
Nope, and here we are being invited as guests to the universe and we are treating the place like we own it.
We don’t own it.
We aren’t even renting it.
We are invited guests… and I’ve gotta tell ya, if any house guest in my home treated my home like most of us treat the world and the universe as a whole, well, I’d kick them out.
How long before you think the universe kicks us out for being bad house guests?
Think about that the next time you are driving down the street and think to toss something out your window. Think about that the next time you go to the grocery store and buy things with pesticides and chemicals in them (not to mention what happens to your own body). Think about that the next time you toss that plastic or bottle in the trash instead of recycling it.
Just think about it.
One of two things happens when a parasite invades a host’s body – eventually, the host flushes it out or the parasite kills the host.
Either way… human life ends.
Ya’ll have a fantastic day!
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