Sunday, June 18, 2023

Words for Our World

 I found some juicy quotes that speak to today:

We are like sleepwalkers, not knowing what we are doing or where we are heading.  Whether we can wake up or not depends on whether we can walk mindfully on our Mother Earth.  The future of all life, including our own, depends on our mindful steps.  (Thich Nhat Hanh)

No one who isn't us is going to destroy Earth, and no one who isn't us is going to save it.  The most hopeless conditions can inspire the most hopeful actions.  We have found ways to restore life on Earth in the event of a total collapse because we have found ways to cause a total collapse of life on Earth.  We are the flood, and we are the ark.  (Jonathan Safran Foer)

Let's be, for a while, true optimists, and operate on the assumption that human beings are not grossly defective.  Let's assume we're capable of acting together to do remarkable things.  (Bill McKibben)