Lately, when I think of the multiple eco-systems collapsed or collapsing, I’ve started to think of ingenuity. There is the ingenuity of humans of course and there are lots of examples of that. Guy Dauncy in particular has done a great job of collecting positive, empowering stories of how we can do things differently.
However, I’ve been thinking more about the ingenuity of the earth’s ecosystem itself. The Earth has a balance that I don’t understand and can never understand. I’m not saying one should not believe in climate change or not promote food security (two issues that keep me up at night). But there is something about trusting the fundamental goodness and wisdom of life. I don’t know for sure how everything will turn out tomorrow, in the next 10 years or 100 years. I know how I want it to turn out – to have a robust environment for us, our children, grandchildren, the 7 generations and the sentient beings.
How we get there is another story! Whatever the solutions, can we look at the whole situation from a place of a trust in the basic goodness and wisdom of all? How might that impact the dialogue and rhetoric?
“Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.” … Buddha