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Becoming Civilized

Are we a fully civilized society? We assume
because we have advanced forward in linear
time that it is naturally a given we are also
more progressed in terms of our knowledge,
wisdom, and sophistication. But are we?

How sophisticated is it to indulge in the kind
of social behavior we witness in society at
the moment? As our buildings get taller and
our computers become faster, we are forgetting
the fundamental human skills needed to build
a truly great civilization. In short, we are
losing touch with our humanness, our decency,
our respect for the Earth that serves us.

There are societies we label as primitive that
have or had a much greater grasp of the ethics
and integrity of a respectful and fulfilling
society. I suggest that it is time to put our
inflated egos aside and learn from them, in
order that we may incorporate some of their
higher principles back into our modern life.

Related posts:
Civilized | Are We?
Reverence for the Land and Each Other


Author website: SusanLHart.com


Your Contribution

Life is not about what we can take from
it; life really begins with what we
contribute to it.

What real meaning is there in “me, me, me”?
The big house any person managed to earn
with the sole goal of pumping up their own
egos, to gain status and impress their friends,
will prove meaningless on their deathbeds.

The real question to be answered  is,
“Is the world a better place because I
spent some time here?”

My other post today: Farewell, Friend / Live Fully


Photo courtesy George Ketselashvili, Pexels

Author website: SusanLHart.com


A New Vision

Throughout all of time, humanity has
experienced periods of light and dark.
Historically, the low periods are an
opportunity to examine the darkness, not
just in the world, but also within us.
Overcoming oppression is often a key
theme played out in society during
these times.

When I look at society right now,
there can be (I think) no doubt that
society has fallen to a new low. It
appears to be acceptable for our leaders
to bully us. (What right do they have?)
And people in the interests of changing
society use low energy tools such as
shaming, blaming, guilt, and aggression
to achieve their goal of forcing others
to align to their viewpoint. It is just
more bullying. Basically, humanity is
groveling in the dirt.

We are so much better than this. It’s
time to lift our eyes to the stars, and
aspire to higher spiritual principles.
We need to envision and work together
to achieve a world of higher integrity
and values. We can do this, but it’s time
now to get on board and actively
participate in creating a better world.

Related posts:
It’s Time for Real Change
It’s Time | Your World Vision


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Author website: SusanLHart.com


Gaia Awaits You

Gaia the Earth Goddess

I step from boat to island shore
and she is waiting.
A warm soft wind gently
caresses my face,
the alluring scent of green
delicately fills my nostrils.

She seduces me.

A gleaming azure sky
calms my agitated mind.
Supple trees drape
the curving roadside,
a satin emerald cloak
befitting the Goddess.

She shimmers for me.

Brilliant sunlight dances
on a turquoise ocean.
The water glitters with diamonds,
coaxing me to play,
graceful sea birds soar overhead,
calling me to be free.

She sparkles for me.

Exotic languorous lizards
ancient as all time
meander lazily on my path.
They scoff at all clocks!
Finally I relax into her
warm tranquil rhythm.

She soothes me.

Time slips away and
becomes meaningless here,
no demands, no expectations,
she loves me without condition.
She feeds my soul
with her enduring grace,
her heartbeat is mine,
and mine becomes hers.

She saves me.


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Gaia the Earth Goddess © Susan L Hart. All rights reserved.

Author website: SusanLHart.com


Real Life

Life is about so much more than just
surviving. As of late, however, we are
increasingly being conditioned to believe
that is all that is important.

Personally, my concern is that the longer
we drift from our hold on what really
living life means, we will forget.

What does life mean to you? Do you take
stock of what makes life feel fulfilling?
Certainly our dreams, big and small, have
taken a real beating this year. We must
keep a firm grasp on those and not
let them go. Our dreams are what shape
our futures. And whatever anyone may
tell you to the contrary, you have the right
to live your dream.

My other blog post today:
Feel the Flow | of Life


Author website: SusanLHart.com