(What’s a motto? -Nothing, what’s a motto with you?)
By Tiani Dun
The Ocean Monkeys firmly believe that life’s purpose lies within connecting with and elevating other humans. We can glean so much from one another -which is why we have decided to build this website and raise awareness of the wonderful happenings around the Townsville region.
Our lives hold a plethora of opportunities for those who seek them. We have observed that by having important connections, one can achieve almost anything.
Therefore, our motto is connectedness.
Connectedness doesn’t necessarily just mean with other humans, but with all sentient beings. Humans, animals, plants, trees, rocks, even bananas, we are all made up of the same thing.
In fact, did you know that we are 99% genetically similar to monkeys? 80% similar to cows? We even share around 60% of our DNA with bananas.
“Within you lies the sun, the moon, the sky and all the wonders of this universe. The intelligence that created these wonders is the same force that created you.”Robin Sharma
As humans we often forget that we are inextricably linked to our environment. We are linked within a food web, albeit at the top, but we rely on the energy of the earth around us for survival.
In particular, we are connected to the ocean. If you think about it, we are all sea creatures. We evolved from the sea to walk on land, and still, without the sea we would not be able to survive. In fact, we are not so different from our pelagic relatives. We rely on the ocean for many things – the oxygen we breath, the food we eat and the habitat we require. Imagine an Earth without the ocean, it would probably be desolate, and look a bit like Mars.
Naturally, we humanoids are drawn to the seas. The Ocean Monkeys certainly are, and if you are reading this, then it’s likely that you are one of us, too.
Our motto is connectedness. And our vision is that if everybody lived in a way where we could reconnect with all life, then there wouldn’t be so much unhappiness in the world.
If you asked me what life’s purpose was, I would say it’s about finding connectedness and bringing it to life. It’s about discovering what you love and having the courage to do it, and bringing all beings together in this great, wonderful world.