I think when we stop hating other human beings because of race, sexual orientation and ideology/religion, we will be ready. When we stop following the false idol of currency, killing each other and ourselves, we will be ready! When we stop destroying our planet, the home that was giving to us and all living beings, WE WILL BE READY!! As spiritual living beings we will have evolved to be ready for certain answers to life’s questions that have plagued philosophers, theologians, scientists, artists and stoners since the beginning of time or at least since the 60’s.
Like, “What is the meaning of life?”
“Why do we exist, rather than not exist?”
“Why hasn’t Van Halen put out any new music lately?”
Last week NASA unveiled new pictures of the Sun. The images showed God at work, converting hydrogen to helium through nuclear fusion, providing energy for life for all living things on our planet. Not to mention providing in part the gravity (Hands of God) that holds us in place. Now this almost sounds silly but since I have to relate this to driving, have you ever thought about the effects the Sun has on our driving? Yea OK, so use your sun visor, make sure it’s pointed away from your head (Ouch!) and buy some “cheap sunglasses”, come to think of it, ZZ top hasn’t done anything either! Make sure your sunglasses have 100% UVA and UVB radiation protection and preferably have Polycarbonate lenses. Sunglasses experts (and yea there are actually guys who are experts at this) will say the most expensive brands aren’t necessary the best glasses, so shop around.
Pictures of the Sun like the ones NASA just released, images of newborn stars in the Eagle nebula from the Hubble telescope (1995) and the wig on Donald Trump’s head have always intrigued me. It has also made me realize that we are building better cameras to get a better look at God. Being a fan of Astronomy is getting me closer to the awaking that all living things are connected, past present and future. In what way, one might ask? We are living beings sharing this planet. “All we are is dust in the wind”, OK that’s the last classic rock reference I’m going to make! I said it before, one of my favorite quotes is from Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see it the world.” And Whitesnake said, “Like a drifter I was born to walk alone.” Sorry, I couldn’t help it.
I would like to dedicate this week’s blog to artist, past, present and future around the world who are persecuted for their art and expression. There are too many to name but here are just a few:
Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeer – director and curator, Sakharov Museum in Moscow
Max Bechmann – German artist
Mizgin – Kurdish musician
Kurt Westergaard – Danish artist
Artists in the Tongzhou district in Beijing
Join me again next week and keep sending in your comments and e-mails. Until then…
Take care and be safe-