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Bonzer Words!: The Human Spirit

...I think sometimes we forget where we have been and where we are going. We tend to take the negative of our current lifetime and paint it with a wide brush that says, 'We've never been so destructive, lost, mean, ruthless, selfish and arrogant.' Yes we have, we just didn’t have TV and mass media to bring 100% of the entire earth's issues into our personal space. We used to only have to deal with our own small circle of life. Now we are asked to be responsible for 100% of life on a very large planet in a very large universe. That's a lot...

Anna Mancini is determined not to add to the world's problems.

Anna writes for Bonzer! magazine. Please visit www,bonzer.org.au

Well, we're all still here! Lots of earthquakes, volcanoes, horrifying and destructive weather, brutal wars, disease, pollution, and God knows what else we're contending with and we keep on marching forward, with hope in our hearts and a drive to survive. I am impressed with the human will to live and survive insurmountable odds. We are magnificent beings. No wonder we get so much attention from the heavens and all those higher beings who live in our mythology and dreams!

Try this. Bring yourself about 1,000 miles up into space, or better yet, bring a beach chair up to the moon, a cooler full of food and wine, then sit back and watch the show. Just look at what the human creature is doing every minute, every hour, every day. Pretend you have a remote control that can rewind or fast forward all the activities on earth and then see what crosses your viewing space:

A single mom, taking her children to daycare on her way to work in a job that barely pays to support her life with her family. A widowed dad, taking his kids to the park to play where he and his wife took them before she died of cancer. A senior citizen struggling to make it on a fixed income, with less and less medical help available to her at higher and higher prices. And yet, these people refuse to give up, to give in to the drudgery of an ever increasingly difficult game we call survival. In between their pain, they find joy, beauty, love, peace and kindness.

Homeless children wandering the streets looking for food and shelter, drug addicts clinging to the minutes until they can find their next fix, homeless families trying to keep it together until they can find the path to putting their life back together. And yet people still reach out to these seemingly hopeless humans with the idea in their hearts that if they could just create a way to help every one of these people, life would find new joy and meaning.

Fast forward your remote control and some of these lives have changed for the better, some for the worse, but the human being is still creating, loving, laughing, singing, writing, traveling — surviving.

Rewind to a thousand years ago and people are starving, wandering the streets, warring, dodging earthquakes, volcanoes, wicked weather, disease, and their own level of pollution. But they are also learning, giving, evolving, searching, exploring, worshiping — surviving.

I think sometimes we forget where we have been and where we are going. We tend to take the negative of our current lifetime and paint it with a wide brush that says, 'We've never been so destructive, lost, mean, ruthless, selfish and arrogant.' Yes we have, we just didn’t have TV and mass media to bring 100% of the entire earth's issues into our personal space. We used to only have to deal with our own small circle of life. Now we are asked to be responsible for 100% of life on a very large planet in a very large universe. That's a lot.

If we are truly going to survive, we need to come back to being responsible for our own circle of life first, then take the energy from that circle and bring it out to the next larger circle. Life starts with one person at a time. That life affects a family, then a neighborhood, a city, a county, a state, a region, a province, a country, a continent, a planet and a universe, in that order.

Bring value and love to your life and the entire world will survive just fine, thank you. I count on the human being's will not only to survive, but to live to the best of their innate abilities. If our world leaders would come back to creating an unselfish, survivable space in their own lives, they wouldn’t want to create un-survivable conditions for others because they would see the value in the beauty of a well-lived personal life that reflected the best of the human experience. Here's a couple phrases to remember: EVERYBODY does better, when EVERYBODY does better!

I'm helping solve the world's problems, by not BEING one of the world's problems!


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