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Nature As Measure

For a long time now we have understood ourselves as traveling toward some sort of industrial paradise, some new Eden conceived and constructed entirely by human ingenuity. And we have thought ourselves free to use and abuse nature in any way that might further this enterprise. Now we face overwhelming evidence that we are notContinue reading “Nature As Measure”

Foundational Truths

Because environmental, physical, spiritual, emotional, mental and relational health are interconnected, interdependent and interrelated, they are built, sustained, encouraged and nourished by the same foundational truths. Read the following excerpt thinking about the epidemics of diet-related disease and sickness. There is a reason why we are experiencing an environmental crisis, it is because we areContinue reading “Foundational Truths”

Healthy contempt

“Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. There is no other way for landContinue reading “Healthy contempt”

Where does change start

“The [ancients], wanting to clarify and diffuse throughout the empire that light which comes from looking straight into the heart and then acting, first set up good government in their own states; wanting good government in their own states, they first established order in their own families; wanting order in the home, they first disciplinedContinue reading “Where does change start”

My Brothers and Sisters

I wish I had the prose Of Henry David ThoreauAnd walking was my WayTo see the Wild run and play Then Nature would be my placeTo receive manna and graceGrowing my spirit wide and deep From her food and sleep Perhaps, I’d be quiet and stillTo practice the skillsOf laying downDigging in the groundDrinking fromContinue reading “My Brothers and Sisters”

Vincent, my brother

If there’s one who gives words to everything that I feel, then it is my brother Vincent Van Gogh. Perhaps, in the end it is Vincent’s art that has been the way to his most valuable gift- The Truth found in his collection of letters to his brother, family and friends. I love Vincent andContinue reading “Vincent, my brother”

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