We'll have a real good time
I am so grateful I found this Substack today. So very grateful.
Your wisdom is ancient, deep, and timeless, Suzanne. A mushroom trip I experience in Yosemite, around the same time as yours, was similarly powerful and life-changing. It showed me that my destiny was not that of the Zen master sitting in seclusion on the mountaintop, but rather here in rough-and-tumble of the marketplace.
I loved your description of your cosmic awakening. I had my first experience of that in your living room in the 1980.
Dear Suzanne, you might appreciate the concept of the UN Charter for Ecological Justice. https://poemsforparliament.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Charter_07.pdf
This 5 minute animation is an introduction to the Roadmap to Ecological Justice. https://youtu.be/yyEEJGoaLd4
My motto: Do what you can, when you can, with what you have - and do no harm.
Being mortal is all about experiencing what this world has to offer. Everything counts. All the pleasures and all the pain. All the joy and all the sadness. Be with it, but don't become it.