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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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