Some say life is a constant struggle to better our chances for survival. That its a law just like birth and death. I’m not sure I’d use the word struggle but I do see some truth in that.
I’ve seen people who have so much want more; and in some ways (it’s all relative, I suppose) that’s me too. I think the word survival may be defined differently by each person. What do we need to survive?
Our water went out last night and everybody in town is having to boil water today. There’s a survival need if there was one–sort of like that book, CYBER STORM, that is going to be a movie. In that scenario there was snow to melt.
Two ladies at the pool today said that they also had a boil water warning but not from the water main break. Rather it was because someone stole the computer that regulated the pressure and water levels in the well that a number of people rely on.
What’s with the water situation lately? Venus moved into Pisces a few days ago; shall we point the finger there? Pisces, after all, is a water sign and Venus is getting pretty cozy (within 3 degrees of orb) with Neptune, the ruler of Pisces itself. Venus, it is said, regulates recognition of our personal needs and desires. Who said? my astrology teacher. Anyway…
To survive: to persist, to succeed, to outlive an event, to go on and to outlive the problem or issue at hand. What’s the problem or issue at hand? Life Itself? Is Life a problem to survive?
How do we better our chances of survival? (or better our chances to flourish)? I think that’s what motivates many people each day. What do you think?
Most people want to flourish and others are happy to survive; and then there are those that define surviving in terms of flourishing. Just sayen’–or rather asking, as a contemplation, a meditation.
We need water to survive because we depend on it to keep our bodies hydrated. Our bodies are made up of between 50% to 70% of water and amazingly our brains comprise over 80% water. It is therefore obvious that we need to take water to keep our bodies functioning. We can only live several days without it; if lucky, up to 5 days if you’re in good shape–or so they say.