15. Question for Earth Day: Will humans seize the potential of this corona-induced “time-out” to move towards “conscious evolution”?
For some time I’ve been writing with grief and shame about the way humans, particularly my Euro-descended people, have been battering our beautiful Earth. I have been not only a bystander to the violence, but complicit as well—burning fossil fuels, consuming food and products produced in violence.
I sit in judgment on myself, and shame myself for all the ways I have not done enough to stand up to the prevailing culture, every single day.
But I also know that this way of looking at the human-Earth relationship is fundamentally human, part and parcel of the longstanding western emphasis on duality.
Mother Earth doesn’t blame or shame. She doesn’t waste time and energy in grief and rage. Her entire Being is dedicated to Life; Life is her business, pleasure and purpose.
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