Is life becoming a staged event? humans want to even plan nature?
I had a storage premonition in some of my futuristic thoughts would that much of the planet would be packed into mass urban areas and people would pay to go see a tree, flower or nature in a theme park of sorts, all the accoutrements of merchandising glory in place, all to take a picture of themselves dressed in rugged outdoor wear to say, “we are in nature.” all because we had somehow either destroyed real nature, or we became programmed with the virtual worlds to think that was real, and the actual nature was a fake
it has been a blessing to go back and visit some of the more amazing spots in the united states park system and today we will move off into some of the more remote beauty where fewer people exist. to me, this is a bit of heaven on earth, to be out in nature, away from the noise of man.
what I noticed in the past few days is we are so programmed to be in some social world and what I heard for conversations is that most people really don’t want to stray very far from what they know, what is the normal routine in life, much less change. today, nature is taking a bus or train, having an entertainment experience and calling it “history” and spending a few hours at a spot to take selfies and say, “I was here.”
today we head out into space where there are few people and the idea of humility is taught as you realize how small you are on the planet and at night, when you look up to see the milky way with your naked eye – you realize how even smaller you are in the cosmos too.
for now, I will write sparingly, as I am with family and my normal morning habit of prayer, meditation, and writing – seems to be a bit odd for them. this is the process I have come up with to make myself more balanced, centered, and productive – yet, what I see in the world is more people running around, just going from day to day. I don’t know if it is they don’t have priorities? or did someone not tell them a life running on obligations will simply keep one “busy” all the time. or do people simply not want to stop and put in the time to improve themselves? these are the questions that befuddle me when I see an image like the photo.