Saturday, March 12, 2011

To Everything.... There Is A Season...

Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones that we have been waiting for.”
- The Elders, Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation

I stumbled across these words that are part of a message to the Hopi Nation from their Elders.


These words, this message, to me, is not just for those people living on a reservation in Arizona... 


These words should be read and taken to heart by 


All. People.


Everywhere.


We live in a time of finger pointing and blame. 


A time where it is more common to sue thy neighbor for slights and insults...
Real and Imagined.


We live in a place that is over crowded and over used...


A time and place that is being destroyed by the very beings that it supports and nurtures..


And in this time and place, We the People, complain about the lack of space, the lack of privacy, the lack of resources...


But WE do nothing to fix the problems.


WE, the public in general, the users of the oil and the energy and the food and the air...


WE do not claim accountability for our actions...


WE. Are. Wrong.


The Elders are so very right...


WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR


It's time to grow up and face the consequences of our actions and of those who have gone before ...


Unless WE really are that selfish and don't care what kind of world we are bequeathing our children....


You know, like those business tycoons who at the turn of the last century made their fortunes off the suffering of the overworked and underpaid peons of society...while they built mansions and lived lives of privilege and excess.


Theirs is not a legacy I wish to emulate.


Do You?


TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON....








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