By Barbara H. Peterson
August 29, 2011
As I sit here thinking about Fukushima, I wonder what the people who caused this calamity to escalate into what, in essence, could very well be the final end game, are thinking. It seems clear that there is no running, and no hiding. Only a delay in the inevitability of an end to life as we know it. The bottom line is, we will have to live with the repercussions of this disaster… forever. We, and our progeny are quite literally, dead men walking.
Try as I may, I cannot think of one thing that is headed our way via corporations banded together by a common bond of greed and lasciviousness, that does not spell death and destruction for life. This includes government corporations, who have simply grown too “big” to be of any use to the people they are supposed to be serving.
So, what do we do now? In my mind, there is only one thing to do. Make peace with yourself, and those around you. This is your, no, our last stand. Make it count. Do it right. Do it with love, not hate. Stand your ground, and face what is coming with courage and love. Help those around you, because one of those people that you help just might be me…. or you, if the cases were reversed.
This is our last chance to stand up for what is right, not what is convenient and comfortable. I want to go out knowing that I did all I could do to help myself and those around me. But most of all, I want to live. Really live. We have no choice over when or how we die, but we do have a choice over how we live. We can work towards death, like the rulers of this world, or work towards life. What do you think is the better choice? I know that I’ve made mine… choice that is. I will work towards life. I will plant a garden just as long as I can, and live until it is time for me to say goodbye to this existence and move on to the next. Yes, I believe that this earthly existence is not all there is. If it was, it would be too depressing to bear. I choose to believe that life exists beyond this veil. I choose to take this time to appreciate the beauty of creation.
So, in this most perilous of times, maybe we can just experience what it means to truly live, even in the wake of impending disaster.
For information on radiation mitigation please see “Feel like a radiated sitting duck? Things you can do to mitigate the problem.“
(C) 2011 Barbara H. Peterson