Everything in nature moves melodically and intuitively, like a grand orchestra. Every being works harmoniously with every other, sharing a cohesive and symbiotic survival. Nature is the most civilized society.
It's only humans that work against each other and themselves. Lacking harmony and peace between countries because we lack harmony and peace in ourselves.
It's only humans that live in repetitive cycles of work, dictated by outside forces, rather than their own. Playing roles built on the exchange of products and services. A world of employees where nothing else works that way.
We basically left nature, and abandoned our own. Re-creating our nature into more robotic forms, far from the feeling, multi-sensory beings that we are.
Playing 'make-believe' as children do, but chasing the promise of security rather than passion, joy or imagination.
Most of us don't really feel life, like kids do, or how nature does. We think life. Perpetually trying to get the illusive "ducks in order," living in lists upon lists that renew the following day, in repetitive roles we've mastered for years. We could get thrown off by a smile.
We live in such intricate patterns of repetition that it would seem impossible not to be acting something out.
It's in these patterns that we are lost in time; lost to ourselves.
Pretending we aren't much more than who we are within the status quo. That we must put most of ourselves aside in an infrastructure with little room for anything else.
We pretend we shouldn't follow our dreams. With no place for the natural parts of us, on a planet that needs more nature.
We pretend we must fit into templates, in an existence where nature, and the entire universe as a whole, make no duplicates. No two people are the same and yet most of us don't allow ourselves to be "different." Even while our universe is fueled by diversity and the union of it.
Personally and collectively, we need to wake up to ourselves. We need to bring back the human being. Specifically the being part.
We can re-learn how to be by following our desires — by tuning into our hearts, our innate GPS systems. As every element of our physical bodies exist with a purpose, so too do our desires, and they cannot be killed. Just like energy that cannot be destroyed, they may evolve or morph, but aren't disposable.
We can allow ourselves to feel, even in a world that doesn't see our emotions. We can express from our souls rather than replaying the small talk about weather, day after day, only out of societal habit.
Living as our true whole selves seems like another world. And yet it's what we as a species and the planet as a whole require the most. How can we expect to save nature if we can't even save our own?
It's dropping the fake ways we've adopted and relearning to be our true selves, and actually play in a world we desire.
Our inner children know the way.