99 – The Significance of Being Alive

It is astonishing, isn’t it? that the tiny little creatures we give Life inside of us … those we call ovum and sperm … contain, when they fuse together, the entire information, and the primal urge, to recreate a whole new being, a brand new creature endowed with some replicated characteristics yet utterly unique and infused, like you and me, with the energy of Life, and the capacity to procreate, and a degree of freedom to change and be changed. But this could not happen without a receptive and supporting environment.

This is how we re-generate our progeny. This is how we reinvent ourselves. This is how we have evolved from the early hominids into beautiful and ingenious creatures: Fully erect; incredibly dexterous; able to communicate through complex mediums; able to look back into our past and plan for the future; able to look at the stars and wonder; able to sense Destiny … in our wishes, in the things we accomplish, in our capabilities, in how intelligent and magnificent we can be … but this is also how we have come to populate almost every habitable niche on the surface of the earth, overwhelming the environment that has allowed us to get to be what we are today.

There is no creature we know of as beautiful and ingenious as we are, but under Deceit and Greed we seem unable to comprehend the fact that we cannot exist without the natural world, and so we are overwhelming it with our explosive growth, and so we are altering it in ways that may not support us any longer.

The significance of being alive is, for most of us, the awareness of the experience of being alive … the toil, the happiness, the pain, the anguish, the pleasures, the falls, the triumphs, the wonder, the interdependence of it all … and the intelligence to know that we cannot be alive, nor our progeny, without the natural world we are now drastically altering for the benefit of a few.

The challenge then is, for most of us, to make those blinded by greed and the corruption of power, understand what is evident to us.

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