Yours, Mine or Ours?

I’ve been thinking about us—humanity—the last couple of days, and what a Golden Age would really look like. I’ve wondered for a long time why we pick an idea or a person or two to follow, and so willingly forfeit our common sense, or why we act like sheep and cower before dictators? We must be courageous to lead any movement to undo false, blowhard power; and we must be prepared to replace it with something better.

And why do some of us think we’re so much better than others of us? Why is survival of the fittest, fastest, strongest, richest—whatever—still so instinctive with us? Why is my survival not as important as yours, or as our next door neighbors, or those in a faraway land? We are each born with Love-seeds within (our souls), and you can see them shining in us after disasters, but otherwise, we are prone to protecting our territories. When I was a homeowner, I put up a fence for two reasons: to have an enclosed area for my young children and our pets, and to stop unknown people from walking into our yard and passing right by our windows, which really bugged me. I think trust is really hard for us.

Yet, native Indians teach that the land, minerals, the water, the sky, the trees, plants and creatures all belong to the Great Mystery and our place is to feel and express gratitude for the gifts of our lives and all other life. Before us white-skinned people took over the north American continents, shelters were built next to each other in a community of people who cared for and helped each other. Survival of the community was the heart of the matter. Won’t that idea be central to a new Golden Age, a time of enlightened behavior? Where will we draw the lines of mine and yours, or will everything be ours? What about the entrepreneurial spirit? Won’t we always want to ‘make it better?’ Are these decisions social, political or spiritual? If we have the heart to reverse the damage to our planet, we’re going to have to decide.


6 thoughts on “Yours, Mine or Ours?

  1. You might be interested to know that “survival of the fittest” is a flawed concept. I highly suggest reading Bruce Liptons latest book, “Spontaneous Evolution.” In it, he talks about the person who really discovered the idea behind what Darwin essentially stole… and that the latest science is telling us that the real catchphrase should read: “Thrival of the fittingest.”

    With Love and Gratitude,

    The Intentional Sage

    • Thanks for stopping to comment. I’m not sure what “Thrival of the fittingest” is, but Spontaneous Evolution sounds like a very interesting book and idea.
      I guess I wasn’t thinking of Charles Darwin when this post came, rather of our very human quality of competition to some sort of zenith that separates us from each other. I’m ready for change that’s peace-inspired.

      • Got your comment – thanks so much! I decided that I wouldn’t (forgo) the power that was given to me (and all of us, for that matter) and that’s why I’ve decided to do what I’m doing.


        As for Spontaneous Evolution, it’s a fascinating book, with a comedic twist. The co-author, Steve Bhaerman, is also a comedian by trade who goes by the name of (Swami Beyondananda). When I got through reading the book, it felt like one of the most important things I have ever read. They systematically go through many of the ‘dominant paradigms’ of today and illustrate how they were very correct at one point, but are no longer the case. As well, they replace those paradigms with newer ones… ones that are more fitting to what we have come to learn from science (at least the more recent science).

        With Love and Gratitude,

        The Intentional Sage

        • You’re quite the story-teller and, yes, you should definitely be doing what you’re doing.:)
          Well, now you’ve gone and made me want to read the book. I love insightful, funny books! Thanks.

  2. Hi, wanted to let you know that I’ve been lurking around your blog some and have enjoyed your style. I’ve been trying to step out of my world and into others and found yours. I want to give you a gift that I hope will make you smile and enjoy your day… The “One Lovely Blog” award. So come by my blog to read about it and pick up your award… also I’ve added your blog to my blog roll page!…. Lila

    • Wow, Lilabyrd! Thanks for lurking! I’ll be right over to lurk at your blog.:) Pam B.

      P.S.–I am truly amazed by all the blogs you found written by people with chronic illnesses. I will check them all out and pass on your sweet award to my list of friends and authentic bloggers, probably tomorrow. Thanks so much–and congratulations to all of us who are so much less than we used to be, but have carried on anyway.:)

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