so now I see the sense of Gaia,
the collective Intelligence of all-life-on-Earth,
a single gently-balanced ‘organism’
in the endless process of becoming,
through evolution not as ‘progress’ but as exploration —
Gaia as one intelligence, one organism, one ‘environment’
of which each of us is a part, but not apart
and, too, I see the sense of ‘non-dual’ oneness,
that there is only infinite eternal Awareness, ‘the quality of Being’,
that there is no time, no ‘self’, no separateness, no ‘thing’ —
and that all life and all ‘existence’ is just the expression of Awareness,
its creation, its exploration into its own true nature,
and that we are all that Awareness, a part but not apart
but now I wonder:
what is Gaia if not a ‘thing’?
is it the ’embodiment’ of Awareness?
and if that’s true,
does that mean that all-that-is-Gaia is just a game
that Awareness plays with itself?
a game of solitaire?
photo: earthrise, seen from apollo 8, via NASA, on wikipedia (public domain)