Nourishing the Balance of the Universe

  On the one hand, who are we microscopic beings to think we can have any effect at all on something as vast and incomprehensible as the Universe-in which we are so minuscule as to be inconsequential, and may be sloughed off the face of the earth as easily as a snake may shed it skin? On the other hand, as aspects of the Infinite Ineffable Intelligence, our evolutionary destiny lies in recognizing our Oneness: understanding that there is no 'other' and that as such, whatsoever we do to or for another we are only doing to or for our own selves. Then, in the same way that all of Nature fulfills its function perfectly - predator and prey maintaining balance in their populations; bees and birds pollinating and propagating; fruits and flowers reproducing and nourishing; flood and drought and fire cycling through the seasons-so too mankind may fulfill its  dharma . And while one might argue that Dharma cannot help but be fulfilled, in this moment of history the impetus and need to gr

Some Dangers From Pandemic Fatigue

  After, close to two years, it should surprise no one, many are, at the least, tired of this horrendous pandemic, or even, far - more, fatigued, and sick - and- tired of it, and the impact on our lives! However, this should not, and cannot justify, the utter - disregard of some, in terms of respecting the greater good, and abiding by basic, common sense, public health, protective measures! How did this become another, political issue, with so many, apparently putting their personal/ political interests and agenda, first? How many more must get infected, hospitalized, put others, at - risk, and/ or die? Many seniors have lost their battle, as have the immune - compromised, and we still do not know all the potential longer - term ramifications and impacts! Why does this nation, despite its efforts and spending, have, among, the lowest vaccination rates, in the world, among first - tier, developed nations? Everyone is tired of this, and would like, a return to normal, but, the efforts of