even if…


even if our actions in this world are bringing life (as we know it) to a rather messy and untimely end,

even if we are polluting and degrading the soil and the oceans and the skies to an irreparable degree,

even if we cannot seem to work out at this stage of our evolution how to partake in, or to share in, the universal abundance for the good of all (when all it takes is a little kindness and common sense),

even if we continue to abuse and degrade all of creation, including ourselves, through greed, ignorance and fear,


even if we shout and scream (however cleverly) and make compassionate, intelligent and informed choices in the face of adversity and injustice, but sense no change,

even if we can see how everything has gone so dreadfully wrong,

even if we feel completely powerless in the face of it all,


(even if we are fundamentally small and insignificant),

(even if our existence is essentially superfluous to the functioning of the universe),

(even if we will all die one day anyway)…


we may still feel wonder

we may still sense beauty and joy

we may still find peace

we may still love


this life


that we may still survive


spirit (p ward 2013) spirit (p ward 2013)

abundance 1, chithurst buddhist monastery, west sussex (p ward 2103) abundance 1, chithurst monastery, west sussex (p ward 2103) 

painting with the earth, art in the woods, courage copse creatives, north devon (p ward 2013) painting with earth, courage copse creatives (yeo valley primary school), north devon (p ward 2013)

abundance 2, westward ho! (p ward 2013) abundance 2, westward ho! (p ward 2013)

sand prints, northam (p ward 2103) sand printings, northam (p ward 2103)

dog and frog, westward ho! (p ward 2013) dog and frog, westward ho! (p ward 2013)

© P Ward 2013

3 Comments on “even if…”

  1. Mike Bizeau says:

    Thanks the reminder I needed it today.

  2. Clare Thomas says:

    and even if we are the masters of our own destruction, we human beings have also created such wonders, such things of beauty and cleverness and audacity, that I can’t help thinking that it’s all one, the good and the bad, and it is all extraordinary ….

  3. drawandshoot says:

    Love your words. Echoes.

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