October 7, 2017

The Dance of the Zombies – flu jab time again!

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:02 pm by aleksan

Full moon yesterday and today The Dance of the Zombies as we shuffle along – the halt, the crippled, the aged and the asthmatic – for our annual flu jab….left or right arm? And in a twinkle of the needle’s eye the deed is done. But all the evidence says kids are the ones to have the jab, not us old ones – because they are the ones to spread diseases and the jab is not so effective in the elderly. The dance goes on “The itch, the stitch, the gallop, the gout, the plague within, the plague without,the plague that flies all round about”

October 1, 2017

Tribalism blights our world – transforming distrust into trust by becoming Internationalists

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:55 pm by aleksan

Autumn winds and rain and bleating Party politicians, here and worldwide, blight another Sunday. Tribalism in America, tribalism in Spain and tribalism in the UK fills the News Channels. And this tribalism goes back a long way – back to the territorial tribalism of the Chimpanzees. It’s in our genes. We have to own this, but go beyond biology and history to meet our fellow humans on a higher level – as brothers and sisters travelling together on Planet Earth.

The past is a foreign country to which we can never return. But we can learn, perhaps, not to re-live the self-destructive territorial, race, or religious battles of the past. Now is the time to listen to people with different experiences and needs from us, now is the time to be Internationalists linked together to make the world a better and fairer place, and tackle together increasing population, disease, famine, war, refugees and our common enemy – global warming and climate change.

Sometimes it seems that this can never happen and that we are trapped in viscious cycles of hate and distrust beyond our control. We cannot control others but we can try to transform the hate and fear in our own lives and in our relationship with others on a small scale. We have all to become Alchemists – transmuting base metal into gold, fear into trust. I wonder how much each of us can achieve in one little life? But a journey of a hundred miles begins with a single step….maybe a single life.

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