Be A Global Local Yokel

"Hey, hey, hey, hey-now. Don't be mean; we don't have to be mean, cuz, remember, no matter where you go, there you are." 

-- The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension

Woody Guthrie dialog

Is that also true for our mind? 

Where we let it go, we are, too?

What are our sustainable development objectives?  In this moment?

What if...

we invest locally in our living environment?

Invest in ourselves and quality of us?

In our home?

And it is a matter of degrees... Celsius.

It's then, global.  

If not now, when?

Why Take a Breath?

Easy to be escapist.  The job. The chores. Stuff to be fixed.  OK, this list-making is getting annoying, I agree.  Enough.

Why else TV and binge watching?  Tough to be here, unless...

We take a breath, best we can, and that's it.
We are in that moment.  Doing nothing, yet being everywhere we are right then.  What are our sustainable development goals?  In this moment?

In music there is time written in to breathe.  Why?

Does our planet breathe its own music in the wind, water, and earth, too?

Do we think it's important to listen to what song Earth is playing?

So what if...
we invest locally in our living environment?
Like not so much money, but time itself?
Invest in ourselves and quality of us?
Create a small business with sustainability?

Are we willing to come up with even bigger, better, "down-to-earth" ideas, together?

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small  people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too,  can become great.”  -- Mark Twain

When was the last time someone or something made you feel great just by you being you just as you are?

How many steps does it take to get to the door?
How many  treads were on the stairs?
... the same today, or how was it different?  
Did we take the time to notice... what is already here?

Or were we led to believe that here is not "good enough", which can transcend to "we are not good enough" .. "unless...", and that feeling, well... it's lousy.  Were we tricked... again?  Into the next best thing and...
Out of our happiness?
How did we let that happen ... again?

Patterns of behavior can be unlearned, too.

The things clogging up the oceans, are they starting in the kitchen, bathroom, food chain, gift wrapping, "madvertising" junk mail, gotta-have-them's things?

The recharged batteries that run off the electric grid that burns the fuel that raises the humidity and floods, and storms knocking out crops and power plant isotopes into the ocean... did we really need that text message about someone we never met having a conflict with another we don't even know?
Maybe we did.  More often maybe we didn't?

Is having everything a recipe for happiness?  

Or, in the words of Bertrand Russell:
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness?"

Where can we explore more?

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”  -- Mark Twain