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Drop | "Just" small ocean drops, but what we think, feel, and do ripples into waves. | HartHaiku.com

Drop | In the ocean

Did you know? You have great power to affect change in this world. I know, the big problems of the world get us down at times. Individually and collectively, we tend to feel disempowered by them. After all, what affect can one tiny drop have on a great big ocean?

Plenty! One way you can make a difference is simply by taking care of your own energy field. When you do things that give you a feeling of personal fulfillment, you increase your own happiness quotient, and people actually feel it whenever you walk into a room. You don’t necessarily have to do anything other than be around them. They pick up your vibe.

And that positive vibe ripples outward. It uplifts them, then they send it outward, and on it goes, until it eventually it becomes a veritable wave. And then we all feel like we have the energy to face and overcome those bigger problems.

This is not an “airy fairy” idea; it is backed up by pure science. Our bodies are 50-75% water, and this recent article from Science Daily explains how it works: How our body ‘listens’ to vibrations

Basically, we pick up and transmit messages from and to other drops in the ocean. So, it behooves us to to do our “little part”, because it actually becomes big in the overall scheme of things. Together, we can create a joy wave!

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Earth | Garbage on oceans, Pachamama weeps heartbreack, her children are lost. | HartHaiku.com

Earth | As a mirror

Think of Earth as a mirror, and the decay aspect as a reflection of our lack of caring and respect, not just for the Earth, but also for ourselves. Ask yourself this: Why are we destroying our own nest?

“You wouldn’t think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we’ll do it one day. That’s how negligent we are.” ~ Ian Rankin

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A Very Big Lie | Just look at us drown, awash in debt and dud stuff, victims of ego. | HartHaiku.com

A Very Big Lie | Our Stuff

I first thought to call this post “The Big Lie” rather than “A Very Big Lie”, but then realized “THE” might suggest the biggest lie ever. It’s maybe not the biggest one in our society, but it certainly is A Very Big Lie. What, you might ask, is it?

That our stuff will make us happy.

And if we buy into that lie, then by extrapolation, new (bigger, better) things will make us even happier. Hence we have the mania called Black Friday. It’s the day (weekend, week, will it soon be a month?) when people choose to hugely buy into their egos, unleash their obsession with stuff, and are even willing to go into debt and stampede their neighbor to save a buck.

Have you ever asked yourself why it is called BLACK Friday? The original reason is apparently that it is the first day in the calendar year when retail stores go into the black – as in, out of the red and making a profit.

The ravenous black monster

I would argue that it’s aptly called black because it reveals the shadow, the dark side, the void that lives within “the collective us.” Because here’s the truth. If we truly felt we were enough without our stuff, there would not be a marketing genius powerful enough to make us behave this way.

To cut ourselves some slack in this, the bankers and corporations have devised this snare to produce more consumers – of things and debt. They make money on us, and a lot of it. We are products of societal programming. And it’s insidious, you know. It sneaks up on us, and even when we (as individuals) think we have it beat, it can still come ’round again to bite us. I have observed this in myself; it’s a hard habit to beat.

On top of all that, not only are we drowning in too much useless stuff, our Earth is now drowning in it too. Because another truth is, we tire of our stuff pretty quickly. The reason? Because that void is a ravenous monster, and there simply is not enough stuff to fill it.

Filling the void is not the answer. We need to vanquish and heal it.

We don’t just hurt ourselves – We hurt the Earth too!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What could be more more of a vivid truth than the piles of garbage on our oceans, and on our beaches?  Stuff we got tired of, and threw away so we could go out and buy “a new one”. It’s tangible proof not only of our collective void, but, our disrespect for the Earth as well.

There’s still time to turn this around. But to do that, I believe we need a complete re-evaluation, not just of the value systems of our society, but if we are honest, also of ourselves.

If you are worried about our Earth and environment (I am), and your personal power to effect change, here is a positive Black Friday takeaway that I found posted on Facebook this weekend:

“Less is more. The greenest thing you can do is consume less.”

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Our Dream | Heart, mind, and vision, intention creates action, people have power. | HartHaiku.com

Our Dream | For Humanity

Judging from the state the world at the moment, our vision for it has been somewhat skewed in the past. “Thought creates reality.” Either that, or we did not exercise our autonomous free will enough. Or, perhaps both are true.

The collective outcry

But wait. We are starting to witness a collective outcry in various parts of the world. “We’re not happy with how things are being run!” In France, Hong Kong, various countries in South America, people are finding their voice. Unfortunately, unhappiness has been bottled up for a long time, so some of the outcry has dissolved into violent conflict.

To be perfectly clear, I am not condoning violence. I do, however, believe in our basic human right to autonomous thought and free speech. The lesson? Better to speak sooner than later if a situation is not working for you., so it can be done peaceably and wisely. As Thoreau said:

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things..” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

We fear change, but change can be good

Be not disheartened by the state of the world. After a point, dissatisfaction and unhappiness simply cannot be contained. Historically there are cycles, and the pendulum swings. Back and forth it goes, until we find an equilibrium.

There are times in our lives when we get what we need, not what we want. And that is where the learning and growth are to be found. Celebrate that. Because I do believe we are moving towards a much better world, if we so choose.

Inspirational Quote:

“There is a light in this world. A healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” ~ Richard Attenborough

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