Motion of History

When we think about everything that has been going on, does it ever come to your mind about everything everyone sacrifices on a daily basis? I have thought about how we have come to be and our history as we have moved about in time and in our civilizations.

We clearly need to understand that there are many civilizations that have passed before us, and that each one has left a mark on who we are today. The Egyptians understood their roles in life and everyone played a part to make the empire or break it. We still do not know what or how these great civilizations ended up dying into the history books, but what we do know is that each civilization worried about everything we worry today.

We worry about how we will pay the bills, we worry about life and it’s complications in relationships, about the plague that will wipe us out, about everything imaginable under the sun. I am one to worry just like the you, my reader seeing this writing today. However when we think about everything we have accomplished as a civilization we have so much to be grateful for. The science that makes history come to life, such as the analysis that goes into volcanic pumice stones from ancient antiquity and what it meant to the people in that village as the volcano destroyed their homes. Or the dating of wine vessels left in the seas for thousands of years, yet perfectly preserved thanks to the science of those Vineyards in antiquity of Greece.
There was once a thought that humanity was so behind in technology and in thought. Think about this, once upon a time in a land far away in the hills of Peru lived an ancient civilization named the Inca. They drew these lines in the sand, which we talk about as the Nazsca lines.

The Nazca Lines in Peru. Ancient drawings in the sand.

When you look deeply at them you start seeing references to the night sky and the paths starts take around our [planet]. However, as society has changed or lacked the vision, they have been systematically removed and covered over with tracks from the highway built by the Peruvian government. This is just the way we worry about learning the past which will uncover the truth of their government and society.

We all live in fear of the unknown and what we don’t know we would rather discard and cover then to face and understand. We have come a long long long way and when we think about history we make history every day. We all have a purpose here on this earth and the choices we make impact the future we leave behind. It’s a fascinating understanding of who we are and what we are doing on this planet.

And for all this we should be grateful for the history we have behind us. For we have the chance to make and change society for the better. As we learn to face our fears and allow ourselves the ability to adapt to change, then to can we learn to improve our society and enhance our views on what is to come.

Thinking about what is to come…

There is so much going on out there in the world these last couple weeks. It’s this endless thought of doom and despair. It’s tough not to get wrapped into it all. And all you want to do is chomp down on some KrispyCreme donuts and a vanilla nut coffee. It’s this idea of comforting the pain that is this consistent thought of doom we all feel as our worlds are paralyzed. We live in a state of anxiety, cleaning, organizing, meticulously worrying about what, who or why we do to avoid bringing in the virus into our homes.

At this point the wholesale price of bleach at Costco makes sense! Haha.

But alas we are home. We are in our warm and cozy environment and we can say is well the world is collapsing but here we have a chance to be our own world. It’s raining outside today, it’s been raining for the last couples of days. God is opening up the heavens and for some reason is crying upon the lands. It’s been interesting to be home. I haven’t been together at home with my family in a while. It’s interesting that we loose the ability to understand each other with the hustle and bustle of our busy schedules and our constant planning for the next adventure. We forget about being us and we forget how to deal with each other.

Just like all of you, we are also learning new things from each other. How to be better parents, how to listen more, how to be patient, how to enjoy just being home and doing nothing. Surprisingly it’s been such a long time since I’ve been sitting on a couch doing nothing, not having to worry about getting up tomorrow to go to work. It’s a bizarre feeling to just be “home!” It’s hard to explain but we are all going though it together.

It is as though I’m 10 years old again, and the Saturday morning cartoons are on and all I am doing is eating junk food and watching tv before my parents get up. I would rise early in the morning, trying not to wake anyone up, and watching my favorite cartoons in peace and quiet.

But the oddity of it all is we are not 10, we are young adults thinking that the world is the moments we spend making money of some sort, learning something to have a conversation with someone at work, or fulfilling our time doing “important” things to seem busy.

Yet, now, there isn’t that need. We should be aware that it’s ok to be free. It’s ok to be US! It’s ok enjoy these moments. Don’t think about anything else but enjoying your family, your friends or roommates, and yourself. There is always a reason for everything. Maybe this was a way to bring people close. To remind them that the material isn’t important. That family, friends, and being human is important. To once again rise up and listen to who you are and your wants in this world. We have been in this rat race for so long that we forgot what it was like to listen to the world outside, to see the blue sky and to open our eyes to our families. We forgot how to live together in peace and harmony and to value the moments we have together.

Everything in this world has a reason and a purpose. And your the purpose for this world! Your the reason this world will be better. Take the time to enjoy the little things and don’t worry about what anyone will think or say. Just be you. Enjoy spending time with your kids, enjoy seeing them and listening to them. Enjoy the moments for we don’t know how long we have to do so. Time is precious and the precious things in life need attention just like everything else.

Well it’s late. But I hope you know that tomorrow is always another day to rise and make it yours. Don’t despair! You are the most important thing in this world! Show yourself love! For you are valued!

Working out during the outbreak. 😷😷😷😷

CoronaVirus… !!!you have changed us all!!!..

When people thought about sicknesses what was the first thing that came into mind?

I had no clue our lives would have changed so much! Think about the way now we see things and view each other. I had to adapt to the changes just like you did. Finding ways to keep track of my heath, because damn I am eating like crazy, we are all into Oreos right now!!! Haha! But it’s not because we have always liked them. In fact we have never ever ever liked Oreos before. For some reason we are looking at the comfort food. Things that have given us the opportunity to feel as kids again, trapped inside and finding ways to cope with our relationships between being parents, being member of the community, being ourselves and the insecurities we all face. But at the end of the day, damn good ol Oreos save the day! Hahah.

It’s fine to be unhealthy it’s fine to be “us” who care what people say. Just be yourself. Everything is good in moderation. But also know your heath is of the upmost importance. Find ways to make it work, run with a face mask as I did. Find weights in random objects, and stick to it. We all need encouragement during these tough times. But also enjoy and be happy. Comfort food is what we have always turned to for those movie nights that summers day, the first date with that special someone, or that vacation where unlimited soda fountains and ice cream Sundaes were ok to splurge on!!

Stay safe!! But enjoy being home!!

Push yourself and get the goal!

Never thought I would say this, but it’s worth every moment. You put your all into it and you will get somewhere. We have always been told that everything is easy, well technically speaking it is, you just have to get in shape, mentally or physically, every day try to reach that milestone. Work at it, learn and try, challenge your own thoughts not mine or yours. Don’t worry about buying the latest and greatest, just start with what you have and what you know. I know you work hard you give it your all every moment you can. But nothing will come easy. Everything will always be a struggle, but all you have to know is that if you try to get there, just one ounce of your all, every day, then the pyramids will be built, the skyscraper will be completed, and the train will pass those mountains! Don’t give up!

The World We Live In.

     Fragility of the world is where we are today. A change in who we are and what we accomplish daily. We were afraid of change, as everyone typically is. We were afraid that one day all of this would come crashing down. It isn’t the end of the world…. yet… but it is a turning point for where we are going. Elon Musk said this perfectly the other day in this point, hopefully I have all the worlds exactly but I have summed it up in my own words as follows;

“ we are away from one change, one catastrophe from changing the course of humanity, for if we do not take the risks we are willing to take TODAY, tomorrow can alter human existence forever…If we do not reach for the stars and take this opportunities to use the consciousness of today to do what wasn’t possible years ago, tomorrow might not be possible… There can be a Great War or a change in people’s thoughts and behaviors such that things such as space exploration to find out what is out there and what possibilities there are to change humanity for the better, will not be doable since people will be more worried about survival.”- Elon Musk

As we see what is happening with the Corona Virus we are turning around in time, pausing our greatest strengths, our innovation, to shut down and hide away afraid of an unknown, unseen virus waiting to take us away. This reminds me of a great song by the Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour, where the chorus sings, “ waiting to take you away.” I see us all waiting as the world stops its course and humanity is reverted back to the Middle Ages, afraid of their own shadows and humanity begins to survive as it can. What has progress really done then if any simple change in our environment can create such chaos and death? For we always assumed that technology, science, math and engineering could solve the problems of humanity and that we could act as “gods” to implement change in our world as we saw fit in order to change the outcome of our environment. But we forget that we live in a world that acts as our bodies, that’s alive and can feel and also catch a cold.

I never thought about this before until it was a thought that caught me by surprise speaking to a great philosopher which I have had the honor to know. She has always been an inspiration in my life to see things in different lights and to catch myself when my thoughts ran rampant as a wild horse in an open field. I am a mustang of a horse, running through the open fields, unaware of the dangers that lurk around the hills and the trees. So sometimes it’s fine to run through the meadows, but knowing when to run is where knowledge comes into play.

Well we had a deep conversation about what happens in life and what is happening currently. She said to me these very insightful lines of thought, “ you forget that the world is a living organ and body…. you and I are alive and we feel and what happens when we get sick? Doesn’t our body react to the infection or the attack on itself?” I responded to her in a puzzled face, “ yes, our bodies also get sick and fight the infection, but what does it have to do with our world? She responds, “ You keep forgetting that the world is made up of you and me, we are the world, we are part of this. We are the same, for our bodies turn into ash and the ground is the same material as our bodies. The water is part of the world, when you die it goes right back to where it started. And the energy you feel inside is the same energy that makes the lighting bolt in the sky. Don’t forget that the world also get sick and finds a way to clean itself and fight the infections when it must. I thought to myself that this is an interesting way to think about life.

It’s such an interesting world we are in. If we were to think about this thought we would realize that she is right. Everything on this planet finds a way to regenerate itself. In order to provide a more comprehensive understanding then before. We can think that life is this connection of interconnected worlds where one ended another began. And if we think about our civilization today, what will tomorrow bring?

Don’t despair for tomorrow will bring another sun, and the rain shall shine again. The only thing we can do now is keep that light alive.

—Peter