In an uncertain world, you’re the one certainty.
Despite our intelligence, we’re on a path to self-extinction. I’m certain in a few hundred years the sun will still set peacefully over these mountains. I am uncertain we will still be here to witness it.
In a few hundred years, nature will still exist as she does today, almost certainly more abundantly.
The irony of western culture is that we’re so fearful of death. We turn to science for solutions to save us. But, we aren’t open to the ancient wisdom that nature holds for us in plain sight.
Our planet has more than enough resources for us all to live abundantly. But, like any relationship, when one person takes without giving back, things start to fall apart.
In this relationship, Pacha Mama embodies true unconditional love. It’s time for us to reciprocate some of that love. It’s time to show up for this relationship. The same way we show up for other important relationships in our lives.
What we’re going through right now is exactly what we need to wake us up.
Either we’ll wake up, or we won’t.
We make it or we don’t.
Our species is a 50/50. The magnificence that was here before us is certain to be here long after we’re gone.
OUR COVID-19 ASSUMPTIONS ARE WRONG: WHY SOCIAL DISTANCING & VACCINES WILL MAKE THE PANDEMIC WORSE
I’ve been a huge fan of Zach Bush since I first heard him on the Rich Roll Podcast. Zach is a physician specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. Of his work that I’ve followed, he has a deep understanding of how our personal health, is inextricably linked to the health of the soil and the natural world that we’re a part of. Once our soil and our food get toxic and sick, so do we.
In his latest podcast, he’s interviewed by Brian Rose on London Real. This is by far one of the most insightful explanations that I’ve heard about the COVID pandemic so far. His knowledge allows him to tackle the topic from the medical, the scientific and a natural angle. He talks about the inefficiencies of vaccines, how viruses are a naturally occurring phenomenon and not something to be feared, our medical mistakes in handling the crisis and how to be prepared for future pandemics.
I’ve been gathering my own thoughts and research to write a bit more about the pandemic. There’s so much cognitive dissonance in the world at the moment it’s impossible to know what’s right and what’s not. Something that’s helped me is not consuming news. Not at all. I haven’t for many years now and I’m so much better because of it. News is meant to confuse us. There’s an acronym to describe the role of the news - F.U.D: Fear, uncertainty and doubt. When we feel these emotions we’re paralysed and overloaded with conflicting information, that we do nothing. When we have an overload of information all pointing in different directions making decisions is impossible. In this Zach Bush podcast, his approach is neither all doom and gloom nor a complete conspiracy theory. The Last 35 minutes are the best. It's been a while since I cried in a podcast. Take a listen. (If you don't have 2 hours for the full podcast just listen to this reframe of the George Floyd incident).
Music for writing.
A few weeks ago I created a music page on my website. A place to share the music and playlists that bring so much enjoyment to my life. Today I added a playlist for writing. If you need to focus, turn off your phone and all other distractions put this on and watch the creativity flow from you.