“Through us, Gaia has seen herself from space, and begins to know her place in the universe.” James Lovelock.
“We are not living on the Earth, we are part of how it lives.” David Richo
“You did not come into this world, you came out of it. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.” Alan Watts
“Concern with the environment is no longer one of many “single issues”; it is the CONTEXT of everything else- our lives, our business, our politics.” Fritjof Capra
I’m reading a druidic text and come across an exercise that says something like “Imagine yourself as part of the Earth.” Ridiculous.
“Imagine…”
Imagine!
Why? Is it not something that’s not real? Do I not breathe, eat, shit and walk my existence as “part of the Earth” everyday of my life? Don’t the FOUR quotes above say it all!? As my girlfriend once said (on some different but similar thing) “I can’t breathe imaginary trees.”
FEEL (in your bones) that you are part of the Earth, REALISE (in your soul) that you are part of the Earth, but don’t delude yourself with imagine! Silly people, trying to imagine things when, really, it’s all very real! 😉 hehe
Now excuse me, I’m going to breathe concrete air from concrete trees!
(I love these quotes so much I’m sure they’ll turn up again (and may have even turned up before! hehe))
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