A wandering sadhu (holy man) was asked what he does for a living.
He replied, “I’m a farmer.”
The questioner looked surprised, so the sadhu added, “This body of mine is my field. I sow good thoughts and actions… and in my body I reap the results.”
The Buddha explains it like this:
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts; it is made of our thoughts.”
What we think, we become. Because as Emerson says, the ancestor of every action is a thought.
In other words, our thoughts bear fruit in the actions, decisions and desires that shape our lives.
And yes, that affects EVERYTHING.
Even our body bears the fruit of what we think because our way of thinking affects our health.
But in a larger sense, the whole field of human activity is also a worldwide “field of karma.” Because the entire global environment is shaped by the sum of what us’ns (its inhabitants) do.
Which is shaped by how we all collectively think.
And that, my revered reader, is why I say that this worldwide crisis we’re all dealing with will FORCE us all to be farmers.
Although in reality, we’re already farmers, aren’t we? It’s just that most are not conscious of what they’ve been planting.
If you’ve NOT been conscious of it, you’ve been planting seeds by default. Even worse, you’ve been allowing OTHERS to plant seeds in your field.
So if you’re not happy with your current crops, you’ve got no one to blame but yourself. ’Cuz you planted and cultivated them, albeit unconsciously.
Either way, seeds you want or seeds you don’t want, the soil produces results.
So what I really mean by my assertion that the worldwide crisis will FORCE us all to be farmers is THIS:
It will force us to become conscious of the seeds we’re planting and cultivating. Or at least it should… if we care about the fruit we produce… and how that fruit affects our brothers and sisters on this planet.
Because we’re at the tipping point. Things could go from bad… to hell on earth.
We will collectively decide our fate by the crops we grow.
All the best,