Seeing the Good in the World

Great adventures and great changes require, at some deep level, a leap of faith in the fundamental goodness of the world. That in no way is meant to cloud perception of the cruelty, fear and injustice that so often mark the turns of history or the passage of daily life. Rather, it is in the face of that, to continue believing that kindness and abundance is all around us, because without that belief it will be all that much harder to see. And of course, nearly impossible to inspire.

7 thoughts on “Seeing the Good in the World

  1. SenderElla's Attic July 7, 2012 / 4:09 am

    I have made this leap numerous times… often resulting in traumatic injury. But then there are those few leaps that restore the human spirit and the inherent good that hides behind learned behaviors.

  2. Ruth Rainwater July 7, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    If only more people would adopt this mindset, we could have a much better world to live in!

  3. pennycoho July 8, 2012 / 5:09 am

    Excellent. Your views, your moving comments, your photography, just simply excellent. Please keep on doing what your doing. You do it so well.

  4. Educated Chimp July 9, 2012 / 3:31 am

    Like you said, I think goodness is indeed a fundamental and necessary part of the world. Without goodness, there would be no future to look forward to, no trust of each other, and division would hinder humanity’s collective ability to make progress. In this race to the light, there are major obstacles we must overcome and I think finding the obstacles is a journey in itself. As a student, the obstacles I’ve seen in my short journey include unnecessary discrimination, ignorance of the benefits of science, and the complete lack of moral fiber in a country primed for profit. Aside from these negatives, there are wonderful humans in the world that still vocalize the lessons nature has tried to teach us for billions of years. I so glad you are advertising your minimal-impact lifestyle that attempts to use the rational mind to find the human connection to nature.

    We need more thinkers like this in our world. If people were aware of the priorities we face as a planet, society would be a warm and loving place.

  5. deborahbrasket July 21, 2012 / 7:03 am

    This reminds me of something E.B. White said: “Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day.” For me it’s the savoring that inspires the saving.

    You have a beautiful site here. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Noel August 31, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    Very refreshing and encouraging. The goodness around us is sometimes hard to see, but we simply need to stop running and enjoy what is in front of us. I really like your blog. Thank you for visiting mine.

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