Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dust in the wind

While reading about DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS I became mad at myself. Not for things I did or didn't do, rather that I am not able to help people see that the way the world is is not how it has to be. The self-interest, the greed, the violence, serve only to perpetuate self-interest, greed, and violence. Some understand, most do not.

Being that, in the end, we are all just dust in the wind any thought of the future seems unimportant compared to today. In fact, since Today creates the future, Today needs all of our efforts to get it right. To push responsibility and/or judgement on an afterlife is the easy way out. So is thinking that no divine judgement will stop us from doing as we please.

How we treat each other today will influence how we treat each other tomorrow. The operative word here is EACH. No exceptions, no excuses, no justifications, no self preservation, just love in boundless equality.

Why people can't see that or act that way is beyond me. Is it that the way things are is so great that no one gets the short end of the stick? No one has any complaints that make sense? I don't think so.

As the global economy hiccups, maybe collapse, our eyes should open. As violent atrocities fill our world, our eyes should open. As the planet faulters in it's ability to sustain us, our eyes should open.

Doing the right thing because it is right may not be easy, but it is right for today, and therefore the future.


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