As I would learn the hard way, any outstanding backlash from the weight of my beliefs mightn’t hit for a while. Today, tomorrow, or for another 5, 10, or more years within the big picture. Ultimately, however, in my case, the surroundings served back a special surprise. Having acted from a line of ignorance and speculation, while under the impression, my behaviour was just because of juicy ideals that hit the spot, this didn’t settle the bill in the real world.
I won’t get into it now, but I’ll give an example of what I’m trying to explain
Let’s say I take a step and call it ‘paving the path for myself and future generations’. But on the other end of this act, or at the backend, is an increasing trend to destroy or displace wildlife, add pressure to farmed-life, and I might also be hurting other people in faraway cultures, thru a rippling effect. Let alone, any mental or physical health problems I lend a helping hand towards in those within my community, by offering a short term fix at a hidden cost.
A short term fix at a long term cost runs rampant on this planet; I see it everywhere. Unfortunately, some predators go too far.
And to top it off, are the usual mounting elemental issues. Contaminated air, soil and water, etc., which I’m ignorant to because it’s two or three steps past my caring vision and away from me, like animals in a slaughterhouse. I’m sure everyone gets the picture. It’s our basic human activity that comes at a later cost — pollution, environmental and climate change. We increase the conditions that spawn Zombies and blame it all on nature!
Except, now, it’s my time to watch how I process my energy and not be a grub anymore because I live in a modern world that puts an automatic high demand on nature. YES, I live on the inside of a comfy bubble that always wants more, more, more!
We, the Civilised Superior, by Default Behaviour, Hurt the Inferior
Therefore, I now watch the what where when and how I compose and decompose of the surrounding life, eyeing my intakes and outputs to a larger degree. Reducing my demand doesn’t lead to a boring or mundane life. If anything, life wakes up as I’m given a new challenge!
Previously, I didn’t care about any of these factors because I was either too busy enjoying myself in a trance-like state, or rock bottom in an extreme low.
Our Deadly Species
To put it simply, I’ve taken the heavier unconscious step through life. But from my limited perspective, I would see hope glamour and beauty, amid great changes to my ordinary world. Obviously, to construct something worthwhile will always require a level of destruction and can easily include death to gain other parts or clear out space. But if I can’t see too far on the backend seeing only good things occurring, I’ll want to trademark these beliefs. I’ll want to wholesale and spread them out everywhere, in aim of maximising numbers!
The danger is not in my destructive force. I’m human, I’ve already accepted the fact I’m the deadliest creature on the planet that displaces nearly every other. Physically frail as one in terms of what’s in the jungle, since we don’t have sharp claws or strong jaws, as mighty predators do. But often, when our minds combine, we’re lethal to some other being or species we’ve deemed insignificant.
So my problem (if I dare to see) is this illusion I hold of ‘pure creativity’, one I’ll expand on like thriving cancer in a body. Are we all not how these cells operate at times, in the modern world? I.e. A fast-expanding complex system demanding far more energy than others sharing the same host? To me, it’s obvious that in today’s crazy world, everyone is getting sucked into the VORTEX of belief.
She is the mother force of ALL forces.
Religious or not, we all want a bigger piece of the diminishing cake and with more space for our ways!
We Want to Super-Expand but Without Paying the Bill at the So-Called End of Life!
However, soon, there’ll be little left as we regenerate back into our children or perhaps as something else. Instead, we might just find ourselves incaged from a handed down trickery, in a big biological game we’ve called, LIFE.
Therefore it is in my best interest that I at least SEE the broader processes I’m responsible for if I am to continue my ways. My ways, mind you, that might not fit in with your ways, or life’s ways. Because if I do, I might respond with more care.
I could potentially reroute my energy into sustaining the life that gives life to my beliefs (materials, animals and plants) before my urge to expand takes over. Unless I’m not a nice person. Then no, I won’t!
I might be more conscious of any excess byproducts that spill and prioritise my investment back into nature to ensure the play goes on.