The weather is brutal and the political climate reeks of decay.
People are choosing sides once again, as another round of Us vs Them gets ready to rumble.
Believers in Doomsday feel the Rapture of Armageddon approaching, getting anxious as the fulfillment of both their deepest fear and greatest wish is at hand.
The concept of government has been eroded, fundamentally altered beyond repair, perhaps, done with deliberate intent.
Idol-worshipping false Christian "leaders" sanction the killing of innocents.
American bombs and rockets are used around the world, by Americans or by others, to kill more innocents.
The Truth is being told in a few places, but few are listening.
Lies are being repeated everywhere and accepted by too many as if true.
Fear still rules the lives of far too many, as is still used as a Control Mechanism by too many.
Yet I can turn away from all of that, for a while, out here in the coastal mountains where few care to live. There's little sign of the world whose pictures are carried to me through the cable across the road. Here the timelessness of the natural world lives on in secret places, seldom visited, carefully preserved...
In those places, Hope lives. Like water from a spring, it flows from the Earth, bearing the historical record that reminds us that all things change.
My wish for all of you who read this is for you to find that place for yourself where the Earth's story can be heard, where humanity's role in that history can be understood, and where your own place in the story resides. For Hope will be needed; Faith will be your best defense against the shitstorm that human ignorance has spawned.
The End is not at hand, not for Earth – and not for human kind, either. The end comes to each of us in Time, but collectively we have a future that is yet to unfold. We can influence that unfolding process, we cannot help but to influence it, with the choices we make each day.
I choose Hope over Fear. I chose Faith over Religion. I choose acceptance over aggression. I choose reason over belief.
Those choices work for me. More people every day are coming to the point where they must choose, and many choose well. Not many are in business or government, but they don't need to be - because the changes that are coming will come from outside, from those places of that allow us to be reawakened to the Truth of who and what we are.
Always go forward, always be strong when facing the illusion of Fear. You cannot be defeated, you cannot be harmed, you canot lose unless you surrender to the illusion.
Tabu Soro. Never Surrender.