Saturday, 23 April 2016

I Am Alive.

       I am alive, and it feels great. When Linda and I chose to live simply it was so we could feel more alive more often. It has paid off. We have no regrets.
Here are a few things that make me feel alive.
  • being in nature
  • riding my bike
  • spending time with Linda, my best friend and companion
  • writing
  • meditating
  • reading a good book
  • cooking and eating a good vegetarian meal
  • exercising
  • listening to birds and frogs and bees and wind and rain and thunder
  • making music, singing, listening to tunes
  • contemplating death
  • spending time with family and friends
What makes you feel alive?

        I read this posting from “Not Buying Anything”, I agree with practically everything he says. It could make for a very stress free life. However, I can't turn my back on the millions of refugees across the globe, fleeing death from wars and famine, the millions of individuals being ruthlessly exploited by the greed of the capitalist system, the dire poverty and deprivation heaped on millions because of the exploitative corporate world, the millions of innocent people, young and old, maimed and killed by imperialists wars. Nor can I ignore the gross inequality that blights all the countries on the planet, the stunted lives and destroyed potential of millions, as the system drives for ever greater profit.
       Sadly, I don't really know what to do about all these brutal injustices, except to raise my voice and stand with those who also see these things, and wish to try to eliminate them by bring down the system that is at the root of all these problems, capitalism. Believing that I, in some small way am contributing to the demise of this greed driven system and helping to shape that better world where we see to the needs of all our people, 
that is what makes me feel alive.
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