Harmony With Nature
We know that our power as human beings to alter nature for good and ill makes us responsible in a way that is different from other creatures. Our way of living needs to change in a profound ways, and we who are affluent must curb our demands.
– Faith and Practice
Addicted to Risk
by Chuck Orr, La Jolla Meeting
For as long as I have been attending La Jolla Monthly Meeting there has been a strong fiber of environmentalism within our meeting. As food for thought I suggest this link to a TED talk from Naomi Klein. We as a species need to plot a new course. . .
Noami Klein: Addicted to Risk
by Will Stillwell, La Jolla Meeting
my slim moon
sounds silent cymbals,
my stars fade
breath flutters to my river's surface and
my chanting makes love with
my day people ---
insects, birds, humankinds, snakes ---
Come, come into the exaltation
which we are
When I was a child, I roamed woods and fields. Now I'm a city homeboy. Most of what I meet and consider are people, and things people make or say.
Yesterday I met a rattlesnake: it raised its head and tested with its tongue; I admired and waved insects from my face; it glided from the warm path; I glided along my worn path.
We are "Nature" (might I call us "Self", or "God"?). So facile is our claim to self-separation out of Unity. So acquiescent are we in Self destruction.
© 2010 Will Stillwell; used by permission