The mind was noisy during this morning's meditation. The body knows what to do. It sunk, opened and expanded into the space of quiet--unlike the mind. Yet, as can yummily happen with meditation, this little gem of a thought--maybe--came from my time of stillness:
If we could learn to co-exist with nature instead of destroying it at every bend, maybe we would not have created--and still be creating--this ecological mess here on our Planet Earth.
Nearly two decades back I wrote a magazine article about a unique science teacher at an unusual private school. She stated that most people watch more about nature on their television sets than they connect with it in the Real World. We fear bugs, for Pete's sake, she asserted.
These thoughts all started with the busy mind chatter about my kitchen floor and the white glove guest that would be coming here tomorrow. And the two black bugs (not roaches) I'd curiously watched slowly migrate across the linoleum all week. (Perhaps they were feasting on dirt!) What if I killed them in the traditional means of our day? What if my neighbor signed up for the county mosquito spray of his yard because of the mosquitoes he said were bad after the rain? We'd be contributing to the problem we've already launched. I'll pick up the black bugs sometime today and throw them out into the yard. And, I know that it's all more complicated than this here.
But, my thoughts come back to the concept of Fear. We Fear the Live World and too often cannot See what it offers. What it can teach us, such as: To be still. Instead we have rushed and created problems of carbon emissions in trying to escape and detach. And yet, in doing so, we're destroying that very special Gift which sustains us--and can renew us.