Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fight or Flight

Humanity has reached a fork in the road to our collective future.  Which way we choose will ultimately decide our future.  One road leads to a higher mindfulness of the Earth and its capability to sustain us and the other continues down the same destructive road we’re on, leading towards suffering and hardship of unimaginable proportion.  The world that we all grew up with is changing in front of our eyes. Many still belligerently deny the rapidly unfolding changes, the same deniers often attack those who are willing to acknowledge and speak out about what is unfolding. The life support systems of our planet are being systematically ripped apart by the way we live. If we don’t take concrete action now, we will cross a very dangerous line - one where the systems that allowed life, as we know it,  to flourish will collapse.  
We face a clear and present danger. This triggers a physiological reaction in response to this threat to survival. It’s called the fight or flight response. When you first learn, I mean really learn, about climate change you get scared, then you get sad and then you become angry. Only after you get angry, I mean really angry, will you lash out at what, and or who, is the cause of that fear or threat. It's then that evolutionary protection mechanism - flight or fight is triggered.  Since we have nowhere to "fly" to, now and for the foreseeable future we are stuck with Earth as our home - we are then forced fight for it!  If WE all don't get angry soon, and I mean really angry and realize we have no choice but to stand and fight. Then all of us and future generations are in real trouble!  
The cavalry is not coming, there is no knight in shining armor galloping to our rescue, we are the army and if we are to win this battle we all must take up arms! We know who the enemy is and they have a well "oiled" machine that will stop at nothing - they are willing to fight for their survival, are we?



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