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I get emotional when I see children. Children of plants, animals, people, ideas.
In my direct surroundings this is common. When looking at it historically and when looking at current affairs, this is less common. I am hurt and puzzled.
Reasons for this pain I can see in shared values as well as in systems: stress, fear, ignorance, greed, anger, dependency, loneliness, comfort, laziness, turning a blind eye. An enormous force, generating suffering.
As I just read: ‘you’re on the table, or you’re on the menu’
In the experiencing of these, inside myself as well as outside, exploring and communicating gets slow and inconvenient.
At the same time I see many opportunities for a workable path towards significantly better life passing by my window every day. I try my best to share this enthusiasm. To share, to explore, to travel together for a while.
So perhaps this Native Perspectives blog is about Sangha.