Tonight under the fullness of the moon I sit at my desk, writing, and impulsively decide to open facebook (as one does). First thing the feed shows me is this photo I posted of myself, three years ago, with a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery that resonates pretty synchronistically with what I was just writing, which was:
The other day I saw a caption on Instagram which said the UN has a goal of eliminating all poverty in the world by the year 2030. The photo showed delegates standing holding hands in the assembly room. I scrolled past it as quickly as I did the puppies and sunsets, but later I started to feel the weight of such a goal. It’s a concept I’ve held in an “if only” frame of thinking, but putting a timeframe on it makes it more real. Many thoughts, sensations, intuitive longings and tempting visuals unraveled out of my heart as I began imagining it coming to pass. Then came a slew of cynical doubts. Then a heavy sense of being overwhelmed. And then some more visuals. What would our world look like without poverty? This question has become all I want to think about. We become what we think. The world models our microcosmic brain power with its effulgent macro dimensions. Perhaps with the small synapses of my imaginings, I can contribute more to the healing of the world than I have been able to with various strivings thus far. Perhaps my heart can feel a little softer and unafraid, if I can give the world my longing, phrased in confessions of how beautiful I know it all could be.
Oh and here's the quote:
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. And so to whatever degree any one of us, can bring back a small piece of the picture and contribute it to the building of the new paradigm, then we participate in the redemption of the human spirit, and that after all is what it's really all about."
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