Overpopulation... kids or no kids?
I am hanging upside down in the middle of the jungle thinking about overpopulation.
I find this quite peculiar as I live in one of the least populated countries in the Americas. With just over 380,000 people, Belize is one of a kind. I’m surrounded by rolling hills of lushness. Only a few individuals within a 20 mile radius and I still haven’t seen a traffic light in the whole country. It’s great.
Why is my mind even considering the idea of jumping onto this train of thoughts, which I could simply classify as ‘irrelevant’ to me here and now?
Well… I got to jump to really know the answer.
So Let’s go.
The root of all ‘socio-associated’ and planetary imbalances?
Maybe. I’m not opposed to that.
This blog is not another opinion on how we could help overpopulation through different approaches such as conscious birth control or by re-gaining subtle sensory awareness of our bodies.
Today, as I’m hanging, and I want to go deeper. Personal. Psychosomatic.
With that clear in my mind, I surrender to gravity.
How do I personally feel about overpopulation?
I dig deep to find my personal relationship to this topic.
I dig even deeper to find acceptance into what I find: vulnerability.
I learned it’s when I bathe in my weak spots that I find more clarity in the cause of them. Although it could be a little irritating sometimes and I’d like to negate them, I decide to stick with it.
Enveloped in this irritating tenderness there is a thought that has been coming up occasionally … but I’ve been avoiding a self analysis towards it.
The thought: SOMETIMES I FEEL GUILTY FOR WANTING TO HAVE A FAMILY.
A pretty sad truth, but I face it.
*Guilt: an emotion that occurs when a person feels that they have violated a moral standard.
This feeling comes from a place of awareness in regards of what is going on outside my utopian bubble of blessed self-sustainability.
I see and I feel what is happening to the Earth.
I’m not blind and I’m not numb.
I chose the path of “wanting to know the truth". Wisdom ripped me out of the imposing story I had been wrapped in, lifted all the veils and showed me the light, but also the darkness.
I know about the impurity of the water and the scarcity of global resources.
I know the planet is getting raped, I feel her roars.
I see the rippling affect of our actions, I am aware of the economical crash we are experiencing.
I feel Global warming.
I know about the amount of life force we are stealing from the Earth in order to survive… In order for ALL OF US to survive.
All of these sad realities are very much consequences of the recent explosion of human population.
Too many bodies, too many minds... too much ignorance on how to balance it.
I have this hint of guilt for wanting to bring a child to this world... for the sake of the child and for the sake of the planet.
I think of the shift we are experiencing where a lot of us ‘New Age'/en