There are some days when it is more difficult than others to maintain some sense of equilibrium. We have a madman south of our border, assassinating people and escalating the odds of massive conflict. We have an entire country on fire while its ruler promotes the use of more fossil fuels. In our own country we have militarized police sent to shoot indigenous people who try to protect their land. And all over the world, we have oligarchs and political “leaders” ignoring the climate emergency because they are interested in power and money.
I find myself spending more and more time hitting the pause button and taking a deep breath.
And the only solutions I see reported on widely are “don’t use plastic straws and limit you use of plastic bags.”
Such utter and complete BS.
Meanwhile, half the world’s population believes their local strong man and votes against their own best interests.
So today, I have taken many deep breaths.
I long to simply sink into Simon’s huge hug, close my eyes and breathe in peace.
I endeavour to focus on the future – to doing my best (our best) in a small corner of this planet. Save and cherish the life we can. Joy and peace and love and light – to centre on that. That is my grounding and my touchstone.