All I've been thinking about since last week, for reasons I won't go into here, is gluttony. It is hard not to sound preachy or political when discussing the state of society, but society's gluttony strikes a nerve that saddens and concerns me. I've been reminded first hand of mass consumption and waste, our complete detachment from the sources of the things we buy, and the stress our contemporary lifestyle creates. Conversation after conversation ended with me questioning, "To what end?"
And, to that end, I found myself clinging tightly to Nauthiz, the Rune of need and necessity, because it seems to address this problem so well for me, by shifting away from the wants of a system long since broken.
Nauthiz presents a dual warning, of being aware of trouble and the importance of heeding its effects in time. Interestingly, the trouble sighted in its Rune poem afflicts the heart and I believe, when it comes to gluttony, we have our second dual warning, warnings for the heart- one physical and one mental and emotional. But, what can we do to heed the warning in time? This is what I asked the Runes this week.
As much as Nauthiz's Rune poem ends in hope, so I end this post in hope. It is a quote from Ghandi, "Be the change you want to see in the world." Let others know what you're doing on this front; share a comment here and let's begin to build our giant force! Have a fantastic week!