The climate crisis is not about our inability to grasp the facts. It’s not a question of what is the next graph which will bring us to our collective senses, or another high strung banner with the ultimate statement that leads to our enlightenment, its not another palm glued to a wall, while liquid runs down the face of an art piece.
It is a question of connection, or lack of it. Its a belief in endless growth, of a human population beyond the planets limits. It’s not just moving from fossil fuels to an new energy source and its back to business as usual. It’s a global economy geared up for endless growth, endless consumption in a finite world. Its a crisis of disconnection .
To solve it we have to find our way back home, not to place but a way of being. We have to move from head to heart, we need to connect with the great mystery of things, with the sacred.
In the words of Joana Macy “When you look at what is happening to our world – and it is hard to look at what is happening to our water, our air, our trees, our fellow species – it becomes clear that unless you have some roots in a spiritual practice that holds life sacred and encourages joyful communion with all your fellow beings, facing the enormous challenges ahead becomes nearly impossible.” (From Spiritual Ecology – The Cry of the earth).
Michael Woodcock 30/10/22
3 Replies to “Finding our Way Back Home”
HI Micheal Yes so true. A crisis of disconnection that’s fed by myths & cultural economic foundations that keep feeding this disconnection. In the storytelling world when digital culture started growing stronger, I remember the conversations about what connection means in he story world (heart & soul) & what it means in the digital world. Now more than ever, it’s become important for us to look at what connection means to and for us. It’s such a rich deep meaningful world in nature, spirit & human relationships! Big cheers,
Thanks Anna, appreciate you taking the time to comment. look forward to seeing you here in the New year. Cheers Michael
LikeLiked by 1 person