How To Be Happy At The End Of The World #3
Acceptance, surrender and courage
What would happen if we stopped trying to solve the climate crisis?
What if we realised that that is actually an impossible task for any individual to accomplish?
What if we acknowledged and accepted that no matter what anyone of us does, it will always be grossly insufficient and still completely necessary at the same time?
What if instead, we developed self-love and acceptance, joy and lived as best as we can where we are right now?
What if from that state of being we worked with others who are like-minded and that together we envision the kind of world we want and together we do our best to lay the foundations for it? All the while knowing that this is an inter-generational task.
Like building cathedrals used to be.
Or planting trees the shade of which we know we will never get to enjoy.
But we do it anyway.
And that our bravery, courage and willingness to fight is directed at envisioning that world and laying the foundations for it. That we create a new set of systems that make the current ones obsolete or that will be there ready and waiting for when the inevitable happens.
That we focus on solutions instead of problems.
And just crack on anyway.
That we don’t make a better world contingent on other people giving us permission to build it.
That we refuse to be victims at the mercy of governments, media moguls or billionaires.
If they want to help, great. But if not, we do it anyway.
That we let go of the fear and the focus on the problems.
Let go of the mounting evidence as it comes in each day telling us what we already know.
Instead we stay focused on growing and nurturing the solutions and what we want.
And we don’t let anyone get in the way.
What might happen then?