"We tend to measure the perverse progress of these environmental catastrophes in the abstract language of accountancy — in hectares lost to deforestation, or metric tons of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere.
This quote comes from a wonderful article (from my favourite OnBeing) that was an interview with author Douglas Christie for The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology. I absolutely love how he connected penthos, prosoche, kenosis, eros, topos, logos and telos in our spiritual and religious histories with our relationship to our planet, to emotion, to each other and to community and our ability to turn to it and our awareness of reality. Our deeply personal relationships with our Selves, our inner worlds, and with each other are what determine the outer world. We are the main influencers on our ecological state, our inner world needs some healing for the outer to heal. I'm really excited to pick up this book, I thought I'd share this with you as well! If you've read the book already, please share what your reflections are!
I don't understand how this has so little views. Elena Bennett articulately explains it all. I love the way this image below is laid out visually, the main categories of areas we need to thrive as a planet in order to continue existing. There are so many initiatives around the world trying to tackle single issues, and rightly so. However, it's also nice to be able to see where you fit in in the work you are doing; what contribution you're making to the whole to ensure the whole continues to exist. These are specifically environmental and ecological and influenced by human usage of resources. We know that politics, human interaction, psychology, and our relationship to our planet are the drivers of how this will all go down (or up! let's be optimistic).
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