Homo Sapiens

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When will humankind learn that in order to survive and thrive as a species we must accept one another and learn to get along? There is no other way if we want to live a balanced and fulfilling life; the life we are here to live. Our planet is delicate and so are we. As we destroy ourselves, we obliterate our natural environment.

Looking at history, I fear we have learned nothing from our past mistakes. We continue as a species to wage war on one another and our planet. We are greedy creatures caring more about our status than our ethics. Our behavior can’t go on forever without ending humanity and our planet.

There is always hope that a new generation of humans will one day see the light and start making the changes necessary for humanity and this beautiful planet to flourish. As hatred becomes a thing of the past, new generations of humans will see as they study history that yes, we Homo sapiens did finally learn from our wayward ways. Love has a way of doing that. I can almost feel the anticipation for that day to arrive.

“We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.”~ Stephen Hawking

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Deadly Companions

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Sometimes we fear the things we don’t understand.

And, we start to hate the things we fear.

Then greed walks in and grabs everything in sight.

When we fear something that maybe we shouldn’t, it means we need to educate ourselves about it. Learning why we feel the fear toward something or even someone might not make us agree and like it, but it will give us the information we need to open our minds and perhaps our hearts and try to see and comprehend what we feel in a different light. We can knock out fear by facing it and learning everything about it.

Hate is never the answer to anything. It’s just the lazy way to put a bandage on anything we don’t want to face and certainly try to understand. Hate makes us do and become the worst and ugly part of ourselves. It’s the mind gone mad because the heart is in a coma.

When I think of greed I see a child stuffing his mouth so full that his cheeks are ready to burst. Greed is a weird thing. If you mix it with fear and hate it becomes a dangerous cocktail so destructive that it produces wars and genocide.

If we are to survive as a species, we must get rid of these deadly companions. We need to open our minds to new possibilities and ways of thinking. We can learn to replace these things with acceptance and maybe even love. We must endeavor to become more enlightened.

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Commitment

Commit yourself to the present and don’t be lured into the dark of yesterday. Living in the past makes no sense because everything that happened there has moved on and so should you. Commit to only living now and this way you will be ready for whatever the future has in store for you.

“If your present is full of your past, there is no room to think of your future.” ~ Al Anderson

Make a commitment to educate and nourish your body. You are the only one that knows what’s best for you so take great care with yourself. Don’t listen to what other beings have to say about you–define yourself and fly to new heights. Take your place in this world and know everyone is depending on you because you are here to do great things.

Stay away from fear, anger and greed because those three together and apart make a horrible cocktail indeed. Be committed to being kind not mean, and fill the air with love and drive hate out to sea. When you do these things you have already achieved a big reason why you are here.

While you are at it, how about doing your part in protecting this big blue planet. Commit to walking softly as you can realizing that everything in nature has a balancing act at hand. Disturb too much and you will certainly see everything on this planet tumbling down like a killing spree.

Don’t flush away this beautiful life you’ve been given; stand up and make some kind of commitment.

“If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life?” ~ Harvey Fierstein