Alo and De Progress








Alo and De Progress #18


Alo and De Progress

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2018 September 27, 2018



De: What are your thoughts… Jun sounds as though she is approaching close… it is a big choice for anyone… do you sense her to be able to hold her path?

Alo: She has many good traits that are similar to yours, and your family's… but her pattern of maturing… circumstances… she has not yet been fortunate to live the circumstances like you have lived… from my perspective, Jun will have to give more effort to achieve what you have, but… the differences, they will give to her different qualities… some better than ours.

De: I agree… you and I, we met when young… we married, when young… we had each other to learn from… our harmony has always been reciprocated… Jun has had no one to reciprocate… her history, when she does find her path, her history will heighten her qualities of appreciation, and of caring… her compassion will be much stronger than ours…

Alo: And that is good, very good… I am so very happy for Jun…

De: Me also…

Alo: My heart is happy that Jun did not waste her life, following an empty path… empty paths that promise sameness for everyone… in this Reality, the only sameness, is that all followers fail…

De: Yes…

Alo: During our own progress, we made many discoveries of our own selves… some that I still sometimes wish could be experienced anew again… but one of the experiences, was with aloneness… the experience was not able to occur without the aloneness… the effects upon the body were wonderful, but, at the same time, I would not trade my life today to experience the thing again… today, the balance of correctness, there is no middle balance… the correctness is wholly for you… no thoughts remain of myself… an experience that Jun might never know, if she is always alone…

De: Or, much worse, if she marries the wrong person…

Alo: Yes… you and I, are very fortunate…

De: It has been interesting to me, to observe that the men who achieved the most, all had wives… almost never did any man achieve much without a wife…

Alo: Yes… and it is sad to think of the many men and women who secluded themselves, while with the belief that avoiding love could somehow enable love…

De: No chidao… no Nature's way…

Alo: Agreed… the people, they followed a wrong path, that held no creativity… you and I both have experienced what aloneness can enable… maybe some of the people who secluded themselves might have experienced similar experiences also, and the experiences would indeed be wonderful, but still the experiences would be limited, because, the circumstances limit what can be experienced.

De: Jun has had many boys ask her for dates, but she has declined them all… none possessed quality… none possessed a potential for quality…

Alo: Too few, much too few… it would be nice if there were more neighborhoods like this one… give children a chance to grow up in a healthy environment.

De: Our people, progress is slow, but it is still progress… outsiders, their world has no progress… decaying…

Alo: It remains interesting to me, that the outsiders speak of progress, but I myself do not see their progress. Electricity, yes, it can be of benefit… for cooking, for lighting, for winter warmth… but what was the cost? Electricity power plants, they consume Nature, pollute Nature, radiate Nature… people become slaves to jobs to pay for the electricity…

De: The manual labor of working a comfortable job, it is easier than the manual labor of chopping wood… in some ways, having a part-time job is much easier and cleaner than not having electricity…



Alo: Yes… it is a balance, of external labor… the balance pivots upon one's own ease… but, the pivot is not judged upon harmony with Nature… the judging is only for the self, not for others.

De: True… and city water supplies, they are good for when many people live close to each other, but… the cities waste water… the people waste the water… many cities have depleted their aquafers… the water is polluted with chemicals and toxins… the good of having easy water, it is balanced upon personal ease, not weighed to how the ease is causing destruction.

Alo: Agreed, and that is very similar to the cities' waste systems… it is very, very good to have waste systems in cities… the waste systems help prevent diseases caused by filth… except for the pollution of one relatively small portion of cities where the wastes are collected, the waste systems offer many benefits to people as well as to the land… however, the waste systems cannot be a full remedy. We saw the city people… their neighborhoods are a lot like the old ways… animals in most people's yards… animals in many people's homes… the animal droppings are everywhere… the stench is horrible, but the people do not appear to be able to smell their own filth… waste systems, they are good, but if the people themselves still live in filth, then the waste systems only prolong the inevitable diseases.

De: To our people, it is uncomfortable to have a neighbor within a quarter-mile of any direction, but the city people, they live within a few feet of each other… the city people live like animals herded into pens, and the people have not yet learned. The old plagues, the black plague they called one, so many people died then, because of their own filth… today, the filth still remains… the people still have not given mind to what they are doing…

Alo: Yes, and it appears to continue to pivot upon the unchanging standard… harmony with Nature's way, plus, everyone's inner qualities… living a distance from each other is still not a benefit if the people themselves do not care for other people, nor care to not hoard their own wastes.

De: Ha! Yes, actually, and humorously, that is true… the people hoard their own wastes. How funny, but also how disheartening…

Alo: The outsiders say that their cultures are progressing, that the people have many new inventions, but what the outsiders see as progress, others of us see as destruction, hoarding, and herding…

De: Oh, and I just thought of our ancestors' way… the old men spoke of always ensuring that nothing was wasted, that nothing was left behind that would be out of place… and it is now funny in many ways, that the old ways were actually quite good, and far more progressive than the outsiders' ways of today.

Alo: Ha! True! You and I, we plant more trees than we consume, we enrichen the soils, we help the plants to grow more healthy, we recycle our wastes, and we keep our lands clean, but still, in many ways, the ancestors' ways still had some qualities that were better than ours today.

De: Progress… progress is too often measured by a society's ability to hoard more stuff, without regard of the pollution and human decay… but for our people, we think of the long-term, of inner progress, of planting seeds for future generations…

Alo: Yes… care for other people, leave a place in better condition that when you arrived, give effort to self-progress, harmony with Nature's way… the future will be good.

De: You and I, we see the good things that people have done, but still, all people are still mere animals until we choose to become real humans… and I am now curious of my own thoughts… might the behavior of hoarding one's wastes, be one of the pivots between an animal and a real human?

Alo: Ha! Well, that is a rather strong interpretation, but, at the same time, I think that that might be a valid observation… rather humorous in some ways, but also rather accurate in many other ways… maybe the humor is within the idea being much more accurate than what we want to accept as true.

De: Ah, the talk of hoarding always makes me want to go and throw away something, but we have nothing that is not useful and of quality… so, then, let's go work the garden soil… seeing healthier soil, to me, it describes an improvement… progress.