With all the chaos that surrounds us in the world, it can be tempting to find ways to ignore it or to focus on transcending it all.
Even though both of these things can be helpful, great pleasure can be found when we can see the full depth of our lives. So not just the transcended view from above or beyond and not just the view from being boxed in to keep out any disturbance either.
We do not need to conquer the horrors of earth or human life. Neither do we need to be gliding along without taking action or responsibility.
There are countless things to uncover about ourselves, our lives, and the world around us. I have listed twenty that may help you find new perspectives and maybe even see the humor in it all.
If you keep these in mind, you may find it easier to get through turbulence or chaos.
The earth can show us how we can solve the puzzles of life and see the results of that in physical form.
The earth is where you can work to unite body, mind, and spirit. It's not where you overcome the body to be just spirit.
The earth can show us that we can be okay with being vulnerable, being mortal.
The earth can teach us how we can merge with what surrounds us in physical form once we stop hyper-focusing on the five main senses.
We built on the earth (buildings, roads, facilities) and find this so logical. We don't really think about it. One day, the earth will show us why this is so.
The earth shows us what it's like to walk with legs. Stepping one foot in front of another to move forward.
The earth can show us how we deal with navigating one big maze. Are you having fun walking around in it, or are you mad and frustrated it's hard to navigate as you can't see over the walls?
The earth can teach us how we can get stuck in relating to all and everyone around us, creating a distorted view of what is real.
The earth can teach us what it's like to conclude and conceptualize based on building blocks on a timeline. This happened, then this happened, then I met this person, and that's why my life looks like this.
The earth can let you engage in a role we put upon ourselves and/or our surroundings put upon us.
The earth can bring you moments you don't notice the little fly on your leg until you suddenly notice it: A tiny revelation, a pause in time for a millisecond.
The earth is packed with stories we can zoom in and out of. We can get fully entrenched in one or not care about any story at all for a while - but they're here regardless.
The earth can reveal to us how all the stories are intertwined.
The earth can teach us how we can integrate the countless paradoxes impacting our lives constantly.
The earth can teach us what love is like when we merge with it without leaving the human experience.
The earth can show us what it's like to experience constant pushes, pulls, impulses, and incentives to do something.
The earth can teach us how to understand and use these impulses and incentives or how to feel powerless against them.
The earth shows us what it's like to be a (human) animal, having to eat and drink to survive, feeling hot or cold, and experiencing arousal mostly in a concentrated part of your body.
The earth can show us how we can use revelations of truths to evolve ourselves instead of to transcend ourselves.
The earth can teach us what it's like to uncover more of ourselves gradually.
Can you be okay with delayed gratification?
Can you enjoy the piece-by-piece revelation, or do you get frustrated by not seeing the whole yet?
Revelations are called revelations because they come unexpectedly. It's okay to desire them, but don't expect them to work on your terms. You'll see that they come at the right time for you always. If you feel that time always is now, you're not ready for them.
Your puzzle is right in front of your nose, and if you keep looking at it, demanding it to be done, well, then it will take a long time for it to be finished.
Pick up the pieces, investigate, act, feel, and experience.
Have fun while the pieces find their way to form a shape, a pattern, a revelation.