“The Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was once asked what we need to do to save our world. “What we most need to do,” he replied, “is to hear within us the sounds of the Earth crying.”
It is Earth Day today April 22nd, look deeply and hear the cries of the Earth. Then look deeply at your life and see what you can change to help to dry her tears and heal her wounds..”
April 22, 2015
Take a deep breath and relax. All is well. All is as it should be.
As more and more of us wake up to that deeper sense of identity we will be more easily able to transcend old thought patterns and beliefs. Observing Nature’s Systems closely, studying her ways, we can re-write and delete old programming.
To truly bring an end to the destructiveness of humanity- to really transform the world- a deeper wisdom has to first arise from within. We must “be the change” as Gandhi put it. We have to free ourselves first, transform our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
Then take the wisdom of our wholeness and apply it to everything we say and do, to all fields of human activity. Economics, entertainment, education, law, medicine, transportation, energy technologies- they all can (and must) be transformed.
We are not the solitary individuals we have believed ourselves to be. We are expressions of Universal life, Children of our Galaxy. We are the “leaves of grass” Walt Whitman spoke of – the Awakening voices of Eden, instruments of the great turning.
Nature’s Agents of Transformation- The Global Butterfly Effect.
The Global Butterfly Effect
Aitken Roshi with Michael Kieran at his 91st birthday celebration
With kind permission of
Robert Aitken Roshi
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous!
Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust. 
The Lord shall wreak such retribution according to Isaiah. Even without the Lord, cause leads inexorably to effect. What goes around comes around:
Woe unto those who continue to stop at the pump as prices rise twentyfold in a lifetime!
Woe unto those who encourage us to stop at the pump as primordial ice falls into the sea!
Woe unto those who maintain the many industries that induce unprecedented flooding and fires:
They gather for minuets as the deluge threatens to separate their heads from their bodies!
Therefore the flooding shall reduce all to rubble, and fires shall consume the chaff. Our homes shall collapse as babies die in the arms of their mothers who then soon follow. Shakespeare himself shall vanish, together with Bach and Rembrandt. Kumarajiva shall vanish, together with Zhaozhou and Yunmen. The entire animal kingdom will be gone. The entire bird kingdom will be gone. Tall grasses and insects shall inherit the Earth!
 Isa 5: 20-24