If you found out you were for sure going to be dying in the next year, what is important to you to have experienced in the life you are currently living and why is it so? The way you answer those questions will in part create the reality of your life. But outside of personal choice, what actually makes up the reality of being a human living on Earth? What about what we do and do not do is really needed and is actually really real?
Many years ago seeing the following documentary made a tremendous impact on my answer to those questions. It is peeking into the living choices of the Kogi of Columbia which gave such a different point of reference for what was important in being human and how to best live a human life. It was these amazing people making their home in the “heart of the world” who helped me formalize the beginnings of questioning why it is I was living life the way I was, doing the things I was doing. The video comes up linked as part of a play list, but really it is just the first video listed entitled La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) | From the Heart of the World – The Elder Brother’s Warning that I am attempting to share:
And for a continuation on similar themes from a more recent piece watched earlier last week, I offer the rather eloquent thoughts of anthropologist Wade Davis (yes yes, old growth forests of the mind!):
In reality 🙂 , this post is a quick little share that had been brewing on the back burner all last week. With Debra of The Ptero Card just including the following fabulous quote in one of her comments with her last post, I am spurred by synchronicity into action:
“Reality is what you can get away with.” -Robert Anton Wilson
That sentence perfectly sums up so much of what I think people like our “big brothers” are pointing their fingers at being really real.
“Story tellers change the world.” -Wade Davis
Take a look around. What you see is real. This is how things are going, until it is not.
We are the ones who are choosing how what is will be. We are the ones who choose what we can see. And very soon the Earth may just be forced to step in to do a reset as we continue to destroy her ability to support human life as we currently experience the reality of it today. Humans may completely kill themselves off one day, but more than likely the Earth will still be here (wherever here actually is as the moving target expanding in seemingly ever rotating space 🙂 ). I find great comfort in that thought. There are consequences in reality and we do not get to choose whether they come or not, but only which ones they will be and how we face them when they do.