On Saturday, I read an interview with James Lovelock, climate science maverick and formulator of the Gaia hypothesis. It would seem that he has a gloomy prognosis for our planet. As in “Enjoy life while you can! Because if you’re lucky it’s going to be 20 years before it (the poo) hits the fan.”
When asked if he attributes the conflicting predictions to the current environmental crisis, eg apocalyptic or optimistic, to differences in scientific understanding or personality, he says “Personality”.
It got me to thinking about how my thoughts and actions not only influence my life choices and the way that I feel, but that they can also affect the people and the world around me in postive (hey, I’m an optimist!) ways. It’s important for me to be mindful about what goes on inside of me.
I’m on an e-mailing list for People for a Soulcentric/Ecocentric World and got this through later on that evening:
“We were made for these times, and everything depends upon each of us discovering our soul path … and living it wildly and courageously”. ~ Bill Plotkin is the founder of Animas Valley Institute
“Stop thinking this is all there is. Realize that for every ongoing war and religious outrage and environmental devastation and bogus Iraqi attack plan, there are a thousand counter-balancing acts of staggering generosity and humanity and art and beauty happening all over the world, right now, on a breathtaking scale, from flower box to cathedral.
Resist the temptation to drown in fatalism, to shake your head and sigh and just throw in the karmic towel. Realize that this is the perfect moment to change the energy of the world, to step right up and crank your personal volume; right when it all seems dark and bitter and offensive and acrimonious and conflicted and bilious… there’s your opening.
Remember magic! And, finally, believe you are part of a groundswell, a resistance, a seemingly small but actually very, very large impending karmic overhaul, a great shift, the beginning of something important and potent and unstoppable.”
Mark Morford writes for the San Francisco Chronicle.
It’s all food for thought . . . . . . . . . . . . . and don’t forget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . that your thoughts create your world.
Thoughts of you, artmoney, 2008