In presence I see a world of conflict. I don’t think that it matters one way or another, whether I am optimistic or pessimistic about where humanity is taking this planet. I don’t know that it can be anything other than it is. There exists a tension most everywhere about what must be done and what must not be done. There is contradiction about what we must become and how that must be achieved and out of that there is resistance. And it is all a most destructive energy.
Being filled with life for me involves intimacy, with my self, others, other creatures and beings and with the planet. Maybe it is that in “being” it allows for this quality of intimacy. From this place of being and intimacy there is something creative and dynamic about life and in living. It also involves for me a letting go and acceptance of what is and what will be regardless of whether it is problematic or uncomfortable. It involves knowing from that place of letting go and the silence that emerges from it when one self is in conflict, when one is in contradiction and that as long as we are in this place there is no creativity.