Gaining insight into our own negativity is a lifelong task, and one which is capable of almost infinite refinement. But unless we undertake it, we will be unable to see where to make the necessary changes in our lives.
Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.
It's about humility. Laugh at yourself and don't be so pompous and serious. If you start looking for the humor in life, you will find it. You will stop asking, Why me? and start recognizing that life happens to all of us. It makes everything easier, including your ability to accept others and accept all that life will bring.
It is not enough to look at any given situation or problem from only one perspective. We need to look at it from this direction and that direction, from all sides.
Human beings are children of the Earth. Whereas our common Mother Earth has tolerated our conduct up to now, she is showing us at present that we have reached the limits of what is tolerable.
My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.