|"Thanks for the Global Warming! Can I get a little help here?"|
In my Nichiren Buddhist training, I've learned to roll with the punches. That is to say, happiness has nothing to do with what is going on around us or the material things we have. Happiness is just what we are with our Buddhist nature. So, we tend to see the good in all things. For one, without the bad things, the good things would hardly be noticed. That is one part, the other part is out of bad things there is always a good thing. You know, you have a car accident which seems bad but then they find a spot on the x-ray which saves your life. So it is an attitude thing.
A great example of this is with today's Climate Change. We all know it is bad and we all know that greedy world leaders have no internal guidance to do anything about it, and so it will continue to get worse and all we can do is stop using straws and chant/pray. This is true, but there will be things brought to light by this. For instance, the Greed Worship that has got us here is being exposed and more and more people are seeing that we need to stop chasing fame and fortune and start being more Earth Conscious. We need to "give more" and "take less."
Easier said than done, I know.
On this note, because of Climate Change, receding waters has shown us a new "Stonehenge" in Spain. That's right, receding waters levels in Spain’s Valdecañas Reservoir has exposed a stone monument dating back to between 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.