If you can see what I see, then you know I’m not crazy to be on the mission that I am… Okay, maybe I’m a little crazy, but you understand this isn’t just some lost soul kind of thing- you are probably on a pilgrimage too. And if you don’t see what I see, well that’s okay, I’m sure you see something. Maybe we can teach each other here?
If you can see what I see, you probably feel that pull, like it is important for you to do whatever it is you are doing; it’s deeper than what alot of the people you know can grasp; and it really makes no sense compared to what we grew up thinking we were supposed to do with our lives; and sometimes that makes you weary, but you trust the Truth anyway.
Maybe, you’ve experienced how much good food is thrown away. You’ve experienced how most of our human food, is polluting the atmosphere because of the way we deal with the waste. You’ve realized, you pay money for that waste- because yes, businesses count it into their budget and pricing- and they’ve made food inaccessible by crushing the wheatfield with their building to sell you wheat. That just dawned on you.
Maybe you’ve also realized how many people are going hungry, because you are someone who walks the city streets, lives in a tent on the edge of town, and your living conditions (as far as a house goes) is on par with that of a truly homeless person. Seeing all that waste, and those starving eyes, strikes a fire in you.
Suddenly you see shelters built solely from garbage found on the beach, and polluted across forest floors. You see people in rain gear, from a garbage bag, and warmth, from an old garbage towl.
Maybe you went hiking, through what you thought would be a pristine little forest, and ended up in a clearcut. You realize, they took the wood they’d sell, and the rest of the trees are left to rot, even though they weren’t ready too. Maybe you can build a cozy little home from that garbage too. You can, at least, appreciate those trees. Afterall, all they’ve done is provide for you, and your family, and all of humankind.
None of this, is about running from the concept of money, the convenience of a grocery story, or the luxury of a permanent structured house. It’s so much more than all those superficial things can demonstrate.
Life, is so much more than all of that; and being Human, well that should blow your mind. We are so rare, with such a tiny life span- trees are hundreds of years old, some thousands- and there are species who have been in existence for millions- then there are Humans.
What is your Truth? What opens your eyes and kicks your passion into gear?
The things I have mentioned, are just some of the things which have expanded my consciousness; while also things I know for certain others have experienced too. It is a beautiful, b-e-a-u-t-i-FULL, world (I mean, see what some of us see in garbage, and well, it’s a whole new world!) I’d be thrilled if you fully tried it, but totally accepting if you don’t too.
What is your human story? I want to know more! Not everyone is going to live in a tent, or a van. Not everyone is going to experience the thrill of a dumpster, or see garbage washed up on shore as art. What makes your life beautiful? What brings your spirit alive? I do really want to know your side too, but with a little more depth than the basic money, house, and clothing… you know?