Friday, July 10, 2009
What if everything was free?
Tending the garden of the heart - Day 69
Plants receive water and sunlight in order for them to grow. Birds build their homes in trees and find their daily food supply all without cost or price.
What if you had to pay for every raindrop that fell from the sky?
What if you had to pay for every ray of sun that touched your eyes?
What if you had to pay for every breath you took and paid a recycling fee on carbon dioxide you breathe out?
What if you had to pay rent for the body that housed you?
What if you had to pay for every thump of your heart?
What if you had to pay for every lock of hair, some would be really glad they didn't have any - I'd be in trouble.
What if you had to pay taxes on every centimetre of hair or finger nail growth?
You'd better stop growing if you had to pay for every inch you've ascended in height - short people, "Be happy."
What if you had to pay for every pound of fat you put on?
What if you had to pay for every pound of muscle you weighed?
What if you lived in a world where you could get off the treadmill to make a quick buck so you could pay for your basic human survival - the right to food, shelter and clothing?
What if you could live your true bliss without consequence?
- paint your greatest masterpieces
- write your best lyrics
- sing your sweetest melody
- dance your most artistic expression
- play with your children all day
- write your best rhythmic poem
- design your most fashionable styles
What if we all shared our talents?
What you needed that I have, I gave to you without price?
What I needed that you have, you gave to me without cost?
What we each have that another needed, you gave to them without strings attached?
What if we all gave freely as the universe, as God gave us? What if?
What if the world reached the level of consciousness like Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley, Jesus, Mother Theresa, Lao Tzu, if only for a year? The course of civilization would have reached its first step to completeness in well-being.