Dear Kindred Spirits: The purpose of this site is for animal lovers to work together to create a more compassionate, loving society, animal by animal, heart by heart, thought by thought, action by action. Over the next few months, video’s will be on the site guiding us through different exercises to help us work together to create that vision. But, what would a civilization based on loving kindness and compassion look like? How do we know what to work towards?
I recently came across this foreign film, “The Green Beautiful” that is quite quirky, not quite fitting into a particular film genre. Perhaps I would label it “spiritual, comedy, science-fiction”. The reason I am sharing it with you on this post, is that it offers us an interesting perspective on one potentiality of what life could be like, if it was heartbased, focused on what was good for all. In some ways, how can we focus our attention and efforts on a more compassionate society, if we do not even know what that could look like. That is why I am sharing this with you. Let me know what you think of the movie. What did you find in the movie that you think would be beneficial in a new compassion based society? How do you think your relationships with your animal companions can support your journey into a more compassion based society? Did this movie help stimulate your own thoughts on what this would be like? Did it facilitate your thoughts into what compassionate action steps you could take to begin creating a more compassion based society with respect for all beings? I look forward to hearing your responses.
Neuroscientist David Eagleman introduces the concept of Possibilianism, “a new philosophy that simultaneously embraces a scientific toolbox while exploring new, unconsidered uncertainties about the world around us” (more about this is another post). Perhaps we are actually a field of infinite possibility, infinite potentials. What does the possibility illustrated in “Green Beautiful” feel like to you? What do you feel a more compassionate society would look like? I look forward to hearing your views on what a more compassionate society/ world can look like. Enjoy!