I’ve said it many times before, Sedona is awesome! Every time I come here, I gain a lot of clarity.
This morning as I was enjoying my coffee in my room at the Sedona Summit Resort, I started to think about the many recent conversations I’ve had with my friend, Geoff. That dude is just awesome!
Geoff and I have known each other for a couple of years through the skydiving industry but have bonded a lot in the last couple of weeks. We’ve gotten into some pretty deep conversations about life, especially when we camp out at secret places where there are no other humans around. And yes, we make sure we are not trespassing anywhere because intentionally being trespassing assholes isn’t how we roll.
The one conversation we had was on how fucked up humans are and the fact that the majority don’t even realize it. This includes all spiritual people, vegans, and according to Geoff, those who drive a Prius. Ha!
This conversation took place at the top of an area in Big Sur. It took us both about 30 minutes worth of 4WD to get there but it was definitely worth it.
As we sat in the back of Geoff’s truck drinking 805 beers (which is a favorite beer of mine and no I’m not an affiliate), and looked out at the Pacific Ocean, we started to laugh about how fucked up we are.
There we were, two humans sitting at the top of a beautiful spot in Big Sur polluting the area with our large, gas guzzling 4WD vehicles, peeing out in the bushes and shitting in the dirt because there are no bathrooms or any other kind of glamping facilities to dispose of our human disgustingness. And yes, I consider porta potties glamping because if you aren’t roughing it, you’re not really camping.
So even though we were playing a very minor part in fucking up parts of nature, we started to wonder just how contaminated the ocean was from humans and then started to talk about all the fires in California, which were mostly started from humans. This really lead us to believe that humans really are fucking up Earth but blaming other sources (no surprise). It’s nothing to become offended, angry or a Debbie downer about, (especially because of how overly sensitive and unstoic humans are becoming nowadays) but rather to apologize to everything in nature the moment we acknowledge what we are doing that’s fucking shit up and do something about it to try and make things less fucked up.
So now, anytime I drive around in my Jeep and have to pee or shit in nature, I always try to apologize and explain to the nearest cool looking tree or googly eyed cow that if I was given choices as a human, I wouldn’t drive, piss, shit, eat or breathe. I would just be a walking observer of life. But because that can’t happen in the 3D reality, I could at least do something good by picking up another human’s empty beer can or some form of trash that was disposed of improperly.
It’s not going to make a huge impact right away, but picking up trash here and there is better than allowing nature to suffer from inconsiderate humans overtime, wouldn’t you agree?
Photo: Chillin’ at the top of Big Sur overlooking the clouds hovering over the Pacific Ocean with a cooler full of bottled water, 805 beers, my Tigers, and Geoff’s flip flops.