I actually dropped the word Karma on someone the other day. I dont usually (almost never actually) probably suprising to some given my names and such, but I dont. And the reason I dont is that I dont believe in fearing people into behaving a certain way. But is still astonishes me when someone can just stand there and watch you struggle without offering to help. Meanwhile I helped someone else WHILE I was helping myself and being watched by beady eyes whos eyes were yelling "hurry up!". Its downright unbelievable.
If you see a situtaion like this, speak up before it becomes the normal; or better yet, lead by example and help them. We are still human, technology aside, and we need to be reminded that people are still fragile, caring beings who still have the same heirchy of needs. Psycholical, safety, love/belonging, esteem and self-actualization (Maslow). If we continue to turn our backs on other human beings, eventually we will dig ourselves so deep that we will not be able to meet these needs anymore. And thats when the world will REALLY fall the fuck apart. The devil is among us. Speak up and stand up for whats important to you, spread change and LOVE EVERYONE.
Even an enemy.
Like Wiliam Shakespear says "Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none."
Friday, October 1, 2010
If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco
Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was
weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to
struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope
wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her
mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands
(outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for
help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined
that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and
untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and
eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in
what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and
every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently
around as if she was thanking them. Some said it was the most
incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the
rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole
time, and he will never be the same. May you, and all those you
love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who
will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.
And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.
I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit.