Big bug eats the little bug, the little bird eats that big bug – and the bigger bird eats the little bird, and the rabbit, and the gopher – the problem then, is who eats big bird?
Some Sesame Street levity for you on ‘world meditation day’ – consider also, small companies get eaten by bigger companies, they get eaten by bigger companies ~ top of their game, they don’t have a lot of enemies other than competitors, age, obsolescence, accident, or acts of war and terror, or government corruption; a lot like humans.
Hawk, osprey, eagle ~ top of their game, don’t have a lot of enemies other than competing raptors, age, disease, or accident. A lot like companies.
These nature lessons should guide us now – it isn’t cold-war thinking; this is not democracy succumbing to totalitarianism; the villain is not ideology, religion, philosophy.
We’ve been brought to our knees by stupidity, failure to take advice, failure to learn from history and science – and now we are in this semi-functioning zone of perplexification (a new word I’ve invented) which vexes us all.
Words I came across recently seem so pertinent now:
I’ve not come this far, to only come this far. – Mick Kremling
Think about that, meditate on that, wherever we are going, and however we are going to get there – two things matter and the destination isn’t the most important thing.
Everything else is diversionary.
If what we are doing isn’t pushing us through to get us beyond this wretched time, if what we are thinking is not visualizing a definitive brilliant future, and if we are not energetic in our thinking, then we will not thrive – we’ll risk having unhappy shortened journeys.
Meditation is good, I suppose, for those who do. I prefer concentration, dedication, and avoidance of medication …
Optimism and the pursuit of happiness will be paramount in the survival skill set. I have learn not to complain but to change the perspective and enjoy the little pleasures, human contact, laughter, helping others, respect, etc., AG, Cancun, Mex.
My favourite line: “Biting your tongue works, if you don’t mind the build-up of scar tissue across your tongue.”, RH, Calgary, AB
I enjoyed today’s muse. I identify with less tolerance for “stupid”, because it seems you can’t fix stupid. Therefore …. , JJ, Calgary, AB from Pigeon Lake