Are We Pissing Into the Wind?

(By Johann Robbins) One can easily feel hopelessness and despair at the state of the world. What humanity has done and continues to do to this planet can leave us with little hope for the future. The planet of course will be fine, it has seen worse, but humans and many fellow beings are in peril.

Our work now, as always, is to act in ways that further spiritual growth and conscious evolution. Regardless of what happens, the process of personal and social evolution is what we are here to do, as best we can. This includes acting with wisdom, compassion, generosity, and love, and finding as much fulfillment and joy in the process as we can. Letting go of needing answers and certainty where there are none, and just doing all we can in each moment to be alive, connected, and authentic.

 

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is a place to go deep with this. To experience your consciousness in a different way; realizing you are not separate from the natural world, and to be nourished and healed by that connection. To spend time in silence simply being, with inner and outer nature, in a beauty and wildness that humans cannot create, and the absolute need we have to be a part of that. And to share that experience with others of like mind and intention. To be, learn, teach, share, practice, and act; while being held by the earth and the sun.

Perhaps on one level all our efforts to change the world may feel like pissing into the wind, but when we have to act, all we can do is our best.

What do you do? Do you feel too small to be meaningful or effective? Do you try anyway? How do you deal with this?