My personal aspiration as I share this series of blog posts is that we will all perfect our ability to love everyone and bring out the best in everyone, and through that, begin to heal the imbalances in our biosphere.
What is the role of our personal projection and our subjective path and experience in some giant thing that we’re part of? It is so humbling that we can’t just go out there and change everything. Yet approaches that are only based on visible, physical, measurable results, happening right now, lack any kind of nurturing of the subjective experiences that would lead to an ability to sustain the healthy regenerative sustainable dynamics that are in a full system of perception and environment.
I think, in the world of people who practice meditation already, we have such a possibility of being humble beacons for a culture of caring for our planet and being part of that network that goes well beyond whichever community we might think we affiliate with or are a part of. We’re all a part of one giant community.
Even astronauts get teary eyed when they talked about this experience of looking down at one thing, one globe, one planet, that it is literally one thing. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said the most important photograph of the 21st century or 20th century was the picture of the earth from space.
You might take a moment and look at the image, and just notice what arises for you, perhaps journaling about it, if you’d like.
With all of the problems we’re facing, there is so much ascription of blame, and I get that, trying to get to the root, we want to root out that the thing that is wrong. What if that thing is within all of us? We can’t just get rid of the bad people, we actually have to see that the patterns of confusion live in each of us.
We have to work with our own and others’ patterns of confusion skillfully, with love and with nurturing.
I’m here, I’m taking that voice on behalf of nurturing, the idea that you can nurture stages of perception and understanding that can grow stronger into a full-fledged way of life for people where it wasn’t initially that way.
In a our current social climate where there is constant comparison, and “You’re not doing enough!” or “That wasn’t good enough!” or this or that. It kind of cuts at the root of accruing real positive momentum.
In the next blog post we’ll explore this idea of a culture of nurturing, and more. Stay tuned!