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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Strange Footprints

Dispelling the Mystery

Something unknown is doing we don't know what.”
Arthur Eddington

This sentiment from British scientist, Arthur Eddington, just about sums up the state of affairs in our world. There is so much we don't know, and the reason for that is twofold: there is too much new and sensational information coming at us 24/7, and we honestly don't want to know the back story on any of it. Many of us in the West look at the world and ask, “How did we get here? How did this happen?” But when historians tell us, we yawn and change the subject. Our history books are carefully written to remove incriminating information, and much is done behind closed doors and on secret battlefields. One reason we are in turmoil is that cell phones now come with cameras, and social media is accessible to anyone. We still don't get the whole story, but we cannot deny what is before our very eyes. If we could deny it, we would.

I don't think this means we are brain-dead or heartless, only that we are in denial about the true nature of life for the vast majority of people on planet Earth. Those of us whose needs are met don't want to think about the ones whose needs are not met. Those of us whose needs are not met feel intense anger about those who have so much and care so little. And now, that anger has reached a tipping point and is spilling out into the streets in almost every country in the world. There is no reason to be mystified about this manifestation of anger, it's been building for decades—we just didn't want to see it, so we didn't.

In the words of Arthur Eddington, “We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown.” We live in a world that must come together, or perish together. Humanity gets to make that decision. In order to do that, our eyes and our hearts must be open, and we must tolerate hearing the whole story and not just the parts we want to hear. All our good minds must work together rather than deny. And, we must pray for the angels of our better nature to guide us on the way.

                                                                        In the Spirit,

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