There are so many ways to look upon human life. We carry within us such a vast sea of possibilities, each one of us a unique expression of the universe. Infinitely large and insignificantly small, we are capable of the unlikely and the absurd, of love and compassion and symphonies of selflessness, of travelling space and holding hands with the dying. We are so much and more.
And yet, even now, when the step from knowing all this to really embodying it is so minuscule, when we are closer to living and sharing and expressing who we truly are than ever, we still choose to look at ourselves as limited beings. We talk about human capital, we look at eachother the same way we look at nature, as a resource, as a form of lifeless objects floating aimlessly in space, ready to be utilized for the purpose of economic growth.
Economic growth? Have you ever looked into the eyes of a newborn child? Have you ever closed your own and felt your breath, felt your body, felt a sense of being you? Have you ever danced, ever laughed, ever climbed the crooked branches of an old tree?
There are so many ways to look upon human life. This is an invitation to look again. You carry within you such a vast sea of possibilities. You are a unique expression of the universe. Capable, compassionate, creative and graceful. And you are not alone. Together, we are everything we need. Together with the trees, together with the dying. Now look. And look again, while I do the same. And then, together, we take the step.
This is a calling to slow down and listen. To take a deep breath and explore our personal connection with Mother Earth. The feminine and masculine, the beautiful and dirty, the real, the messy, the sacred. Once it was natural. Today it feels crucial.
For the next 100 Days I will write a book to the Earth. For the Earth. With the Earth. The book, and the journey, is also to you. For you. And with you. Together, we are everything.
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