A State of Life That Calls for Another Way of Living - by Ganga White
August 7th, 2020
We are all living in an extraordinary time, that seems to me like an episode of the Twilight Zone. There is the climate crisis, the political crisis in our country with an oxymoron leading us--if we can call it leading, we're having a depression, in all connotations of the word, the crisis of racial injustice, and of course, the simultaneous raging of a pandemic that knows no border or limit. These all combine together to create a time of deep reflection, questioning, and meditation on what we have created and what we are creating. It reminds me of the Hopi word and prediction, Koyanisquatsi, which has several meanings including "life out of balance" " a corrupted, disintegrating life" or "a state of life that calls for another way of living." It is as though the intelligence of the earth and life have put on the brakes and held up the mirror. This is the meditation that is our life.