Stepping Up

December 8, 2015 at 11:34 am (religious/ethics)

i value the concept of being an “earth holder” as i and the earth, and all therein, are deeply and inextricably interlinked. i think of the concepts of Thich Nhat Hanh – interbeing, we inter-are.

Turtle Rock Farm

Last week,
a 140-seat movie theater
in Oklahoma City sold out
a one-time showing of the documentary
This Changes Everything,”
based on the book by Naomi Klein.
It is climate change
that changes everything. The film’s images
made that painfully clear, as conversations
with friends who saw the film
testify. It became clear to us all
that we’re not doing enough
and that everything we do
and don’t do
and that the more we
come together to do
the better off all life on the planet
will be.

A few of us have been walking
each morning the last eight days
to “hold Earth”
during the UN Climate Summit in Paris.
Emerging for me
during the walking meditation
is a connecting
I haven’t experienced before.
Yes, I notice the frosty grass,
the blue sky,
the birdsong,
oranges, reds, golden in the tree leaves,
sun-glistened strands of…

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