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The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo can mimic us.

The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo can mimic us.

I would like to  know Phyllis and Sophia. 

A few windows at Surfers Paradise.

A few windows at Surfers Paradise.

I am an insignificant speck of dust on one of the many windows of this world. A world that is only a dust mite, orbiting in a ray of sunlight, compared to our galaxy of billions of stars. I am a short sounding noise made to attract attention, only a beep in cosmic time.

Droplets of moisture show up the suns rays the same as dost mites.

Droplets of moisture show up the suns rays the same as do dust mites.

Not realising our place in the big picture. We want to be the star attraction, taking a major role on the stage of life. We are taught our lines and how to play our part. This education fits us for our part in life’s socioeconomic drama.

Some never learn.

Some never learn.

Education teaches us what to think, not how to think. Learning from experience, gives us more than telling the time by the clock on the wall, the sun is a clock and compass. It can give us direction and tell us when to rise and retire. The sun shows the way to see the big picture in all its natural warmth and wonder.

Pandanus silhouette.

Pandanus silhouette.

Why not enjoy this wondrous world. There is no need to buy a chronometer to get synchronised to compete in the nine to five race of the humans or measure the fleeting moments left in our life.

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What are you hurrying to, is the destination paradise? If that is what you have been indoctrinated to believe. It may comfort you to think you can depart this world, with its greed, hate and religious arguments, to an existence of eternal boredom. As they say, “ignorance is bliss.”

Beautiful aerial perspective.

Beautiful aerial perspective.

The sun’s radiant light waves take about eight minutes to reach earth to keep everything alive and we think Usain Bolt is fast.

Montage of Religions.

Montage of Religions.

When religion was invented no one was aware of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes, in order of increasing frequency and decreasing wavelength: radio waves, microwaves, inferred radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-ray and gamma rays. Yet they say “I’ve seen the light.” These kind people that have “seen the light” may want to share this light with you. These evangelists are good people not evil they are doing what they think right. Like people water sometimes gets polluted but if the impurities are removed the water is pure. Trouble starts when others try to remove, what they think are impurities in people of a different belief or put out their ‘lights.”

Artificial lights reflecting on ocean water.

Artificial lights reflecting on ocean water.

Physics is the general analysis of nature, conducted to understand how the universe works. Philosophy comes from the Greek word, (Philia) meaning “to love” or “befriend” and (Sophia) meaning “wisdom”. Socrates used the word philosophy to mean a search for wisdom. It has a much wider meaning today. It now includes the theory of everything and has specialised branches. As no one can know it all, except a “know all”.

Who is responsible for this Native Australian Hibiscus.

Who is responsible for this Native Australian Hibiscus.

There is only one “know all” and we have been arguing on who that “know all” is through our history.

Ocean water after desalination is pure fresh, sweet water.

Ocean water after desalination is pure fresh, sweet water.

Who’s argument are we going to accept. Science has given us all the technology we have today. People in their ignorance often abuse the technology, do not condemn science for that. Religion has given us nothing but arguments. A believer, in a religion is not evil, it is their dogmatic beliefs that create evil. Ocean water is drinkable if the salt is removed.

What a wonderful world.

What a wonderful world.

When we talk of God first we must define which God. Discussing religion, find out what religion and what branch, school or denomination. There are so many it is no wonder they argue among themselves.

Who's side was God on?

Who’s side was God on?

Jews, Christians and Muslims, have the same God but they fight. Even with in their own many breakaway groups they fight.

Ned Kelly was of Irish of decent.

Ned Kelly was of Irish decent.

The Irish are admirable people. They have a nice way with words.

The sun shines on Glasshouse Mountain.

The sun shines on  Mt Warning.

“May the sun shine, all day long, everything go right, nothing wrong.

May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true.”

Split by two Christian denominations the Irish are a disgrace killing each other, though their god commands, “Thou shall not kill.”

Thought you would like to see a contented man.

Thought you would like to see a contented man.

What would I know, I would wait to be attacked, then run away, rather than fight. Fighting would be my last resource. Most animals only fight if they are attacked, or their home invaded and kill for food to survive. I have faith that people are not borne sinful or bad. They become corrupted by greed and hate. I feel safe in believing people are like any other animal. Give them respect.

Finish with a tranquil sunset.

Finish with a tranquil sunset.

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Running free.

Running free.

Thirst.

Beautiful water, falls for you.

Beautiful water, falls for you.

The pure sweet water skips and dances down the mountain. People cup their hands and drink and cleanse themselves. Then a clever engineer wanting hydro power, built a dam. Chemists added colour and flavours to the water and they called this progress. The simple people had to be taught what was good, this they called promotion. The advertising industry was born. This came at a price in time and effort that needed to be paid for. The naive accepted the cost of the system without question and those running the scheme called it capitalism and were richly rewarded.

All need water.

All need water.

Lower down the rungs of the hierarchy questions of corruption in top management were raised and high profits and exorbitant executives salaries.  One who knew how the setup worked decided he would fence off a spring of water and control this gift of nature. He now had divine right to this water. He called it Holy water, without his blessing it did no good. He did not need to sell shares to construct dams, a fence was too easy. The money rolled in because gentle people believed his story and promises of everlasting life. Fencing operations flourished around springs everywhere with religious fervour. Guidelines were needed to control the lawless competition and keep the people submissive. Religion put in place laws to live by so peace would prevail. The commercial interests added their input and used police and soldiers to enforce them. Lawyers, barristers and judges were needed to rule on points of law and impose an appropriate penalty for those disregarding  their laws. Not trusting in an almighty god to do the job. This system was adopted in many countries and took over from war lords, dictators and royalty. It was called democracy.

Farms need water the fences are questionable.

Farms need water the fences are questionable.

Thinkers did not accept the divine laws, they were called scientists. Those that questioned the manmade laws were outlaws. The scientists had theories, if they could be proven they became facts, till in time some were disproven. They are still debating the issues to this day. This was called progress, it is something we do not know how to stop. Scientific discoveries and wondrous inventions have taken man out of this world. To live like a god, a god that has forgotten he is mortal, grasping, clinging and hording more than is needed to sustain life.

CSIRO museum Canberra, Commonwealth scientific research org.

CSIRO museum Canberra, Commonwealth scientific research org.

Hording riches and treasures creates envy, jealousy and hatred. The strong decided they would take what they wanted from the vulnerable. The clever invented patriotism and instilled fear in the people to heroically defend their land.  There was no shortage of exuberant, youthful warriors, on either side, fighting for different causes, but often praying to the same god for his blessings.

Another angle on water.

Another angle on water.

 Where did all our problems spring from?  Not being satisfied to quench the thirst, desiring more than necessary, wanting power over others. All things are passing as water in the mountain stream, the hand cannot grasp. All things are subject to change and wanting them to remain the same is a futile effort. This wanting is the problem, it is the cause of unhappiness. Man has been stirring the water till it is contaminated with muddy greed, jealousy and hate.

Sea Gulls need fresh sweet water.

Sea Gulls need fresh sweet water.

We need to calm down, be still, till the water settles and we will see clearly the errors of our ways. Understanding, caring and sharing, love and compassion can save us from drowning in our own pool of possessions. To once more let the mountain stream flow free for all to enjoy. Terra nullus,  the land belongs to no one.

Still water is needed to reflect.

Still water is needed to reflect.

 

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THE LAW OF

INTERDEPENDANCE.

Australian Koala Bear .

Australian Koala Bear .

 

It is almost impossible for me to say,

exactly what I would like to convey.

Words cannot describe the scent of Jasmine on the evening breeze.

 Experience crunchy toast, and taste of melting Cheddar cheese.

The sound of waves breaking on the sand,

Sunrise or sunset these things are grand.

Listening to rain when you are lying warm and snug in bed,

These feeling are indescribable and cannot precisely be said.

There are also things in nature beyond our comprehension.

There are countless wonders too many for me to mention.

Rice growing in Korea.

Rice growing in Korea.

Nature resides in all creation.

Everything fits in its relation.

Interdependent the balance is precise.

Like the effect of the sun on melting ice.

The season’s cycles, seeds and germination.

Everything is interconnected in their relation.

The precision of planets as they journey in space,

All affect plants and animals and the human race.

Nature surpasses all mans endeavor.

Still we ignore her and think we are clever.

Feeding  crocodiles in the wild.

Feeding crocodiles in the wild.

Do these words exactly express?

That nature gifts bring happiness.

Value nature do not squander appreciate.

If we do not do this it may be too late.

Will nature have to take a hand?

Because I cannot make you understand.

Green Tree Snakes mating.

Green Tree Snakes mating.

Words failed the wise to explain. Will nature’s message be the same?

In nature everything is given free, this message is for you and me.

Will we hoard everything we acquire, not what we need but all that we desire.

Nature’s message is to freely give, what you can to all that live.

We should be in tune and balance too in everything that we do.

Jabarus dance over their eggs.

Jabarus dance over their eggs.

As the seasons come and go that is how we should flow.

Between sunsets and sunrise is the time to close our eyes.

Our body needs time to repair and our body needs fresh air.

Everyone needs food to live if you have plenty you should give.

To take more than you need is greedy. Some should be given to the needy.

Hungry people have little to lose, how you would react in their shoes?

Would you kneel down and pray to heaven above, or rise up and fight for the ones that you love?

Feeding Blue Toung that lives in our garden.

Feeding Blue Toung that lives in our garden.

The most important example nature gives is the same for everything that lives.

That balance is a law that takes care of all. As well as the massive the very small.

One cannot continue without the other, some have to suffer we discover.

All we need to survive is the minimum to stay alive.

Belief and truth should never be confused only take what you can use.

Do not just hear me you must listen to understand our position.

Wanting is not the same as need, desire and wanting lead to greed.

Giving is the seed to sow; happiness will be the crop we grow.

Seeing things Banksia and golden Palm seeds.

Seeing things Banksia and golden Palm seeds.

“Science with its chain-saws and bulldozers of reason, has felled the tropical rainforests of spirituality. It has wrecked ecological destruction on fairyland. It has extinguished the leprechauns, the elves and goblins. It has caused a global change in the weather of imagination. It has made a dust bowl of our Eden, and created an inner drought. And all of this, not to bring greater peace or happiness, but to satisfy people’s hunger for the Big Macs of technology.” This is how Nick Humphrey see our fear of science.

I think we should not blame  science  for giving us a better life. A parent some times gives a child too much and the child does not learn to appreciate. It is our greed causing the problems the ones taking more than they need. Nick Humphrey has said more than a casual reader will pick up on. What are the leprechauns, elves and goblins science extinguished. Imagine if science succeeded and we learned not to argue about fairy stories.

The face of nature.

The face of nature, not all will see it.

 

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