A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. Albert Einstein
In random numbers we now have 7.4 billion humans on this earth and I think therefore I am almost positive that less than one millionth of the human population understand what this above paragraph really means. We are selfishly destroying the earth in nano seconds and it really wont matter what you think or do into the future unless we put the brakes on and design a worldwide software social system like Facebook to save our earth from impending disaster.
Food for thought…now that’s a mouthful. Its our role in the Universe to embrace all living creatures and save nature not destroy it. Since we have dug such a deep hole with wars, bombing, destruction of the environment, global warming, toxic waste, chickens with antibiotics, genetic modified foodstuffs, and development of the nuclear bomb…we are living on borrowed time.
We are losing animal and plant species in record numbers and as a reminder EXTINCTION IS FOREVER. Is it too late to care about the Universe? The quick answer is YES. However if we could start a movement where we would plant a billion trees per year we could improve air quality, increase rainfall and beautify the world. We could Shut down big business polluters and like Richard Branson appeal to every country in the world to get on board to save the Universe…
Heck if you could come up with a social media software program to save the universe Richard Branson would probably kick in a few billion dollars himself… Just saying.
So there you have it! To save the Universe or Destroy the Universe….even a first grader would choose the correct answer…how can we be so dumb over such a big issue? Can you say corporate and personal GREED!
Smokey the Bear used to say: Only You can prevent Forest Fires and now Zentraveler says Only You can save the Universe. Grasshopper shudders when a crop duster airplane spreads toxic chemicals over the clover fields…he says it makes him puke with just one bite…and sometimes knocks him silly …UGH!
QUOTE: “It’s funny. When we were alive we spent much of our time staring up at the cosmos and wondering what was out there. We were obsessed with the moon and whether we could one day visit it. The day we finally walked on it was celebrated worldwide as perhaps man’s greatest achievement. But it was while we were there, gathering rocks from the moon’s desolate landscape, that we looked up and caught a glimpse of just how incredible our own planet was. Its singular astonishing beauty. We called her Mother Earth. Because she gave birth to us, and then we sucked her dry.” -John Stewart, Earth (The Book): A Visitors Guide to the human race.
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Our universe is an amazing place full of amazing facts. Every day new discoveries are made and we’ve come so far in a relatively short period of time toward understanding our surroundings, where we originated from and where we may be heading. Even quantum physics has been scaled to layman’s terms. Lively discussions take place around the world on everything from String Theory to Dark Energy. All we need to do is look up at the night sky during specified times to see constellations of stars, alignments of planets, meteorite showers, eclipses of the moon, visiting comets and so much more. Gravitational telescopes have made so many more observations possible for us and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: The Universe.
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: You cannot live alone in the Universe…we are all connected so quit your fighting and struggling and help save the Universe.
From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free?