Imagination should not be used to escape reality, it should be used to create it.
A human being is part of the whole, called by us the universe. A part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures.
Peace a Dream Unfolding
What Gives Me Hope
The inspirational actions and words of organizations and individuals around the world.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
make the top priority sustainability.
What/who changed my life and why
The Sacred Balance, by Dr.David Suzuki. Brilliant and inspirational perspective. Science, philosophy, poetry, and history brought together to give insight and raise awareness to the consequences of our action, to offer solutions and hope.
The natural world is subject as well as object. The natural world is the maternal source of our being as earthlings and life-giving nourishment of our physical, emotional, aesthetic, moral and religious exsistence. The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.
The Dream of the Earth