Posted January 1, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
“This is what you should do: love the Earth and sun and animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone who asks, stand up for the stupid and the crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men… re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss what insults your soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem.”
– Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
The garden, you say. And what is this so-called garden you are referring to? Well, it’s the condition on Earth that us crazies and dreamers would like to convert the present world into. The garden is where there are no longer any secrets, an end to poisoning of the land, food, and seas, no more hunger or disease, inequality of wealth and health become things of the past, and an end to extinction of species is accomplished.
The human race has reached a point where a decision has been made on the ways ahead, with future generations of humanity in mind, and goals established of leaving those men and women of the future a better world. It is a choice which has as options continuing on with business as usual or making the changes that guarantee a brighter future.
Hundreds of thousands of organizations are now working for no payment to bring about the good changes already available. These groups all across the Earth have the common trait of being committed to bringing about a better state of affairs, with a determined effort exhibiting the belief in overcoming constraints and difficulties. A growing number of men and women around the Earth are advocating new ways of doing things in the fields of energy production, food growing and distribution, financial reforms, and other areas, all originating from a deeply rooted, shared belief in their ability to bring about good changes.
With the aid of information technology men and women are asking the difficult questions of political figures in each nation, while offering concepts and ideas and inventions which show promise as more beneficial for people, animals, plants and all living things. Many have created their own media and companies to counteract the mainstream media in the hands of six mega-media corporations, stuck in message-making modes which call for maintaining the business-as-usual status-quo.
Those who are coming to look at the Earth as a living being, worthy of respect and care, have experienced extents of transformation which lead to action, motivated by faith in their own caring and sharing attitudes. Focus on effectiveness has become replaced by focus on intentions and personal motivation, with actions taken in ways that coincide with good intent, and belief that good intent leads to good results – even though the results are never fully known.
Inevitable bumps in the road like the sense of not knowing what the future holds, anguish, grief upon seeing people suffer, anger at the harm being done, are now seen as normal, healthy responses to the world we all live in – illustrating one’s compassion for others – and finally love for all living things. Visionary thinking has given the people of the world true solutions which, when men and women connect and link together, can then become implemented and transform regions and nations in all corners of the world.
The world has come to be inhabited by a profound number of men and women who see the psychotic actions of governments, institutions, and individuals, and now wish to end the madness and heal the Earth and her life-forms – in man’s true nature of healing and helping others. Issues and problems are there for all people to recognize, easily seen thanks to the work of millions of men and women from hundreds of thousands of concerned groups of people. These same millions have identified the problems – and provided solutions which improve lives and create better conditions for the health of the Earth’s environment.
What has occurred, and which will only grow stronger moving forward into 2014, is an unprecedented evolution of consciousness on Earth. It is an evolution leading to conditions in the world which every religion has been teaching for millennia. A universal state of affairs where kindness, generosity, compassion, empathy, and love are the basis of all thoughts, words, and actions.
For those who will pay the price if we waver.
Paul Hawken speaks at the “National Bioneers Conference 2012”.
(Thanks to Bioneers @ YouTube)