Happy Earth Day! All of Life Wants to Live

 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:North_America_from_low_orbiting_satellite_Suomi_NPP.jpg

 

I’m sure you’ve seen those nature programs on public television featuring organisms living in inhospitable conditions. For instance, scientists thought that the deepest of the deep oceans would be a wasteland: there’s no sunlight, the water pressure is immense, and no oxygen is dissolved in the water that far down. They were sure there was no way Life could live down there. However, not only are organisms living quite well at miles below the water’s surface, but whole ecosystems are flourishing down there!

Humans would perish instantly, or within a few minutes, in these deep sea environments, but yet Life has figured out a way to live there. And not just surviving, barely getting by, but rather these organisms are thriving in whole communities that are blossoming—thank you very much!!

The wonderful news is that you have this same Life, the same urge to live fully, inside of you! So, if organisms can figure out how to thrive and flourish in hostile ecosystems, then it’s a snap—relatively speaking—for you to figure out what to do in your life!

Please know that I’m not diminishing your struggles or dismissing the difficult circumstances you may be facing. Instead, I’m encouraging you to understand that Life wants to Live and if organisms can figure out how to thrive in seemingly impossible circumstances, then you, too, can figure it out. It may be tough and it may take some time, but you can do it; you can figure out how to live fully and thrive.

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http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/bigs/expl0510.jpg

Your homework today is to keep your eye out for Life living in impossible places. For instance, on your way to work you may notice a flower growing out of a crack in the sidewalk or out of the pavement in the road.

 

Also, search the Internet for reputable websites featuring amazing scientific discoveries. For instance, here is one about abundant life around thermal vents in the oceans: http://www.onr.navy.mil/Focus/ocean/habitats/vents2.htm.

Make a note of these examples of life triumphing over the odds. Refer to them when you’re feeling down or when you think it’s all over for you. Let their examples uplift you and give you a boost. Use these reminders as inspiration that if they can do it, so can you.

And you can; you can do it! I believe in you!

Post in the comments section examples of the abundance of Life in seemingly impossible circumstances.

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,
Lauren

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