by n. o. idea
question: how can anyone perceive a situation like the oil spill, or 911, or the holocaust... and come out of the negative spiral with a positive inclination?
* if we address the situation at the level at which it was created (e.g. the material world), our attempts may indeed be futile.
* if, however, we can step back, detach a bit, and perceive the situation from a more global or Uni-Versal level, wIe would likely be able to come up with numerous scenarios that would lead to positive feelings.
1. "avoidable oil spill spews sludge on beautiful white-sand beaches."
a. maybe the you-man race needs to slow down.
b. maybe we shouldn't allow capitalism to capitalize at will.
c. maybe we (humans) can release the idea of separation, nationality, and differentiality -- and begin to think of ourselves as One: co-inhabitants of a planet.