Thursday, October 19, 2006

Life on Earth

Assumption: Human beings are bestowed with free will. And so are all other creatures on the planet, although they may not exercise it quite as powerfully as we may be able to.

While we may do as we please, we must understand that we have the power to influence others, their lives and beliefs. Every choice we make has repercussions; they are like pebbles thrown into a pond. Hence, what we do, can and will affect others (their paths of existence). Our very existence on this planet is so profound because of this very power. (We are all in the same dance together, in the same “cosmic soup” as my mother playfully put it).

It is we who decide whether or not we want to plant more trees and save the earth from deforestation. It is also we who decide if we want to consume more and more of the earth’s resources, not giving enough time for growth and sustainability. It is we who decide what is important and what need not be given priority in our lives. The power resides in our hands. So whatever choice we make, it should be a conscious one. Thus, every being and creature is important.

Our time on earth is a very important one. So we should make it good. Make it good!
Picture Courtesy: Vasundhara Shankari Sellamuthu (Copyright)

1 comment:

Gunn said...

Arousing yet lucid declaration.

During the Mao era, the propoganda in China kept saying that "man will conquer the nature and everything", quoted from a Chinese proverb.
Recently it is proven that they misunderstood the proveb , which in fact meant "conscious man may conquer nature".. (as you know Chinese is an ambiguous language,and people misunderstand classics and proverbs from time to time).

So the ancient wisdom actually highlighted that it is possible for man to conquer nature, but in a conscious and rational manner, otherwise the consequence can only be self-destruction.