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Some Thoughts On Old Age…Disease…And Dying…

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Moon Shine – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

The other day, during a telephone conversation (Yes, some of us still have telephone conversations…via landlines, no less.) an old friend of mine asked: “So what are you up to these days?” She had just finished describing her days of managing an “illness”—which she fully owned years ago—along with all the other obstacles and mundane matters of living in this world.

After listening to my list of daily activities, i.e., my daily spiritual practice; blogging, crafting one-of-a-kind necklaces; my attempts at creating a website—where I can sell these necklaces—plus my photography projects; and on and on and on. Poor thing I wanted to say to her, “No, my love. Keeping busy is what you do. I, on the other hand, am continuing to engage LIFE thus holding this body mind-soul back from that inevitable process of breaking down and withering away into dust…that process we call disease and dying…and which we anticipate happening to us when we reach what we humans call “old age.”  (And that varies with one’s mindset and lifestyle!)

But, of course, good breeding prevented me from saying any of that. Plus, I knew that I always had my Blog: https://toniroberts.wordpress.com and this Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters in which to vent!

Thank you, for bearing with me. But please, think about it. How is it that some of us can move joyfully, healthily and actively into our seventies and eighties…while most others of us begin the disease and dying process, right-on-time, as if programmed to do so?

Comments are welcome!

Ah…and one more thing…before you start talking about DNA and genes…do a bit of research into the latest findings in the field of Epigenetics.

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Today I Am Learning To Be At Peace With…

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Sunset Over the Long Island Sound and Wetlands – Photo by Toni Roberts

the

vastness

of my

   ignorance

 

 

 

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We Are But Bit Players…

 

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“The Land” Photo Six by Toni Roberts

 

in a

   major drama…

one far greater than that

unfolding

in

the

empty

space

between

our

two

   ears…

Yes…Yes…Yes…

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Dawn Rising Over The Wetlands – Photo by Toni Roberts

this

LIFE

is indeed a

DELICATE DANCE

of

   INTERDEPENDENCE…

in which we

HUMANS

are

BOUND

one-to-the-other

and

to the

SOURCE

of our

   BEING…

in ways we’ve

YET

to

COMPREHEND

 

 

 

 

 

Today…In A Flash Of Realization…I Understood That…

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Beloved River – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

LIFE

is not a

   COMPETITION…

but an

INTRICATE DANCE

of

   INTERDEPENDENCE…

On The Eve Of Donald Trump’s Inauguration…

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View From My Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

Today, on the eve of President Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States of America, I sit here at my altar in deep introspection and self-evaluation. For am I not just as responsible for a “President Trump” as “those people,” the “others” who voted this sad example of humanity into the presidency? For who among us “do-gooders,” “free-choicers,” “equal-righters” and freedom-loving folks, has not had her moments of pure, unadulterated greed; of taking what we want when we want it and the consequences—be damned—including those who might be hurt by our actions or words. And who among us has not looked at a “white,” or “black,” or Latino or any other of the marvelous hues and varieties we humans come in, and had thoughts that could not be described as “brotherly.”

 

We areTRUMP.” Some of us are closet Trumps and some of us are boldly “out.” For there could be no “TRUMP” without the consciousness and behaviors that create, protect, support and nurture that which Donald Trump represents, i.e., banks too big to fail, Corporate titans who with godlike power plunder and desecrate the planet and humanity. Money, wealth, power and material acquisition have become the American creed for which our government bombs nations of “others” into dust and to which our children are groomed to pledge their allegiance and undying effort.

 

It is time for us Americans to take individual and collective responsibility for the reality of a “President Trump”—as difficult as that may be for many of us to articulate much less accept as physical reality. It’s time to take a deep collective breath and just suck it up! Accept that which we cannot change as we accept our responsibility in its creation. Our energy—which is finite—would be better spent in introspection. And instead name-calling, blame-placing and fear-driven, knee-jerk reactions, our individual and collective energies would be better spent in self-examination and self-correction so that we may eventually steer the course of this potentially great nation toward peace among all peoples and the preparation of planet earth for a conscious and evolved entry into the multiverse.

Trump is right on time! Let us not be blind to the lessons he’s come to force us into learning! Let us take a few calm, deep breaths as we accept full responsibility for being part and parcel of a culture…a people…a nation that creates, protects, nurtures, promotes and encourages its Donald Trumps.

 

 

 

 

On Trump’s Victory…

I hereby surrender

to the

Great Mystery of Life

and

relinquish all human requirements

to

   understand…

let us hope that there is

indeed

something greater

than

human power

   at work here…

Sunrise…November 3, 2016

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Sunrise 11/3/16 Over The Long Island Sound–Photo by Toni Roberts

Eternal Being…

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Rock–Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

 

Photography by Toni Roberts: http://www.toni-roberts.fineartamerica.com

 

As I Sit Here In Contemplation Of My Navel…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo Seven by Toni Roberts

it’s beginning to dawn on me

through these recent days of

joy-mixed-pain

that there is no such thing as

good

or

bad

     in the events of life…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   it’s simply that…

shit happens so that other shit can happen

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; photo by Toni Roberts

LIFE

does nothing

to

   us…

only

for

   us…

and as trite as it may sound:

everything

comes

to

    pass

 

 

 

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