Supply Chain Disruption is Our Opportunity to Speak Truth

The disconnect between how many millions of us in the global population truly feel — and what the media “elite,” corporate bodies, and world governments are telling us we feel is widening. It is time to speak our truths.

Ami Chen Mills-Naim

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This is where “runaway capitalism” and the profit motive has brought us. A small city in the California foothills laid to waste in half an hour by out-of-control wildfires.

I don’t know where you live, but here in California, we are staring down a continued, severe drought (note: written before the “Bomb Cyclone” came through) and the now intense specter of out-of-control wildfires during a fire season that is now nearly year round.

What are you looking at?

I was just watching footage about the Dixie Fire (1 million + acres) and how it tore through an entire town, burning everything to the ground within half an hour. Half an hour! The entire town. Destroyed. I cannot even imagine the intensity of such a fire.

I was reflecting before a recent webinar I was speaking for on depth of presence, on how there is no limit to depth of presence, no matter what our conditions or situations. This is true. This is our saving grace. Peace is still within and unconditional.

But at the same time, we also play and work and dance in the world of form, of time, space, matter and tender, vulnerable bodies — bodies of all colors — which need food, shelter, water, grooming, medicines, caring.

So, while it is good (very good) to be present, it is also difficult not to think about the future now, in light of the ongoing climate crisis and likely, slow-moving civilizational collapse.

Where to live? Where to put our energies? How to help? These are all fair and good questions. Perhaps fairly urgent if not totally urgent questions for all of us.

Yet, when we look out at the media world, world governments, corporate messaging, etc. etc. we do not hear this, at least not at the depth and with the practical realism we need to, to understand: what is really happening, why, and what can be done.

Supply chains are breaking down globally. For our ostensible “leaders,” this warrants some amount of panic. And it does, but not for the reasons everyone seems to think.

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Ami Chen Mills-Naim

Global teacher, mother, author, journalist: SF Chronicle and Examiner, Inc. Mag, Metro, 3 CNPA First Place awards. See “Heart of America” on YouTube