The following photo, taken recently, catalyzed the following words.
How I hope they resound with you, and maybe even that they are of use to you.
Breathe, knowing others breathe too.
It has such importance, to live knowing we share air, share water, share economies, and share fates.
Decisions made by one have the potential to negatively or positively impact those standing within 2 metres, those on the other side of the planet, and/or those who are another species. Impacts rippling on from how we vote, to how we consume, to the words we put into the world. For words carry power as strong as viruses, seeding and spreading hatred, or empowering and healing with compassion and equality.
These are difficult times, but much is being unmasked and called out for what it is re. narcissism and presumed privilege, racism and misogyny, economic disparity and how it rocks the foundations of the systems we all depend on, and in disconnect from Nature and the species we share the planet with.
Power to you all who, step-by-step, word-for-word, put good into the world, working for equality, connection and health (in its full sense – physical / mental / social / environmental).
Words by which to live and . . . breathe. 💙
Photos: Mature male Steller Sea Lion exhaling at the surface.
August 31, 2020 NE Vancouver Island