The modern Western mind has stopped listening to Life. We have insulated ourselves with walls of many dimensions: including physical walls that separate us from the environment and mental walls that separate our ideas of who we are from the simple truth that we are Life Itself, in living, breathing Unity with all of Life.
Although our science, knowledge and philosophies may have a place, they are no substitute for Life. When we are on our death bed, I doubt we will care about the knowledge we gained. We will likely be more concerned that there is someone there to hold our hand, touch us with love, laugh and cry with us.
My Hawaiian teacher taught that Life, in all it's infinite forms, is to be met, recognized and honored. In the ways of many Indigenous people, we respect the Life in all things. Mauna Kea (Mauna A Wākea) on the Big Island of Hawai'i is such a Life Force, a Mountain sacred to the Hawaiian people.
The Mountain has spoken. The people are listening. It is time for all of us to honor Life over economics, politics, power or ownership. Add your voice to protect Mauna Kea from desecration: Sign The Move-On.Org Petition. Join the Facebook Page for Idle No More and look for the Facebook Page: Stand for Mauna A Wakea.
It's possible that many of us have separated ourselves from the Sacred inside of us..........and that Humanity may be on it's death bed. We are being shown what is truly important by our Indigenous 'Ohana (family).