October 24, 2011
Humans are creatures of habit. We do get bored easily, but we like a certain amount of consistency. That familiarity gives us stability. However, change is inevitable and necessary with the current economic crisis and all. We have to change in order to survive. All the old methods won’t work. So, how do we survive the coming changes?
Charles Darwin’s famous statement is basically- “survival goes to the most adaptable.” Therefore, staying flexible is key.
I’ll admit, I have anxiety with regard to what’s afoot at the post office. I worry about what decisions the mean-spirited people in power will come up with. I fear the poor, the elderly and the folks in the rural areas of this country will be trampled.
As a disciple of common sense, I feel like one blindfolded in an inauthentic world, where people say yes, when they mean no. Very little makes sense.
I look to Nature where change is an ongoing seasonal process. I read somewhere that Nature is the Ultimate Authority. Now that makes sense. Don’t you think? And here’s something else to ponder….
Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, discussed change in the 2005 documentary, “Sukhavati: A Mythic Journey.” He said…
“We are in accord with universal rhythm. Yield to what is coming. Free fall into the future. We don’t know where we are going…things are changing so fast. And always going through a long tunnel anxiety comes along. Transform your hell into paradise. Turn your fall into a voluntary action. It’s a very interesting shift of perspective, and that’s all it is.
Create a joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes. Life throws up around us these temptations and distractions. The problem is to find the immovable center and you can survive anything. And the myths will help you do that. The quest is to find that hidden life that enables you to float downstream like a human being instead of a puppet or some robot in the hands of a political institution…not changing the world, just changing people.”