Here’s thought . . . let’s acknowledge that we do not live on earth but rather in earth.

The earth is not just beneath our feet, it’s a part of us – the minerals, water, and air, all being fully integrated in our material form, bones, flesh and blood, cellular structures which form our physical body.

Likewise, we’re all a part of one another, and by extension, we’re all a part of nature, not just connected to it. The interfaces are way beyond measure.

Our body also houses our mind, and our spiritual awareness particularly, and this how we recognize that we are indeed alive – we’re aware. Nature created our body, but something beyond it created awareness of life.

Increasing this awareness is life’s purpose for we sense the desire to thrive and to contribute value. This is something we share with every other life form, other animals, plants, viruses, and the earth itself.

The crucial point is that we are an integral part of something far greater than our solitary awareness and that we add value to a higher purpose – the fulfillment of the Creator / Sources tendency towards perfection.

We can never be single, alone, abandoned or neglected for long, and our contributions, such as they are, will always count for something in the grand scheme of things.

True and enduring value is created at these interfaces we share with every other living entity and particularly with those who are like us in form and substance. The lifecycle patterns revealed in nature assure us that we’re on track in the completion of our appointed tasks and destined to be successful, often despite our self.

To resolve the conflict in this world and make it a better place, let’s start right here – think Integration!


  • David E.C. Huggins

    David Huggins has fully enjoyed a lifetime of experience as a military officer and as a behavioural scientist, supporting businesses and similar enterprises, at both organizational and individual levels, through leadership coaching. A contemplative Christian, he is devoted to contributing love, value, comfort, and continuity to this diverse world. He resides in Campbellville, Ontario, with his lovely and talented artist wife, Judy.