I have been inspired to write this post due to some of the disturbing things I have been seeing of late…
First, let’s go over the arrogant assumption by some that “humans” are the highest life form and that they are “God’s” masterpiece. This belief is very indicative of so much that is wrong in this world today. It is the belief that humans are somehow better than other beings that lead them to destroy the habitats of other creatures and even the creatures themselves in order to make their own lives more comfortable and secure.
This thinking seems to be most rampant among the very religious who somehow believe they are “God’s” chosen… Indigenous cultures have taught for thousands of years that this is NOT the case, but that all beings are equal and all part of The One. Chief Seattle perhaps said it best, “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Humans tend to judge the intelligence of a being based on what humans deem to be valuable. Because humans create and produce things they think that this is a sign of higher intelligence but they dismiss the fact that no other being has to pay to live on this planet except humans and the only reason humans have to is because they have allowed others to claim ownership of that which they did not create and then charge to live upon the land.
In addition, it is evident through observation of so many species that they have a “Oneness” that most humans have not attained. One may see a flock of birds, a swarm of bees, or school of fish moving instantaneously as one and it is evident that they are communicating to all members simultaneously.
Humans think nothing of murdering other creatures and even each other if it suits them but then in the rare cases when an animal kills a human being they think it is SO horrible and demand that the “offending” creature be hunted down and killed in retribution.
Humans need to learn to be humble and realize that they share not only this planet with other sentient Beings, but also the entire Universe.