Posts Tagged ‘joanna macy’

Easter Dawn

Posted March 31st, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Easter Dawn

Spring is celebrated as a time of hope and renewal in religious and cultural traditions down through the ages. What does that mean in a time of ecological crisis? The human species is destroying its habitat, source of all meaning, culture, passion, art, religions, and spiritualities. We seem bent on it now. Yet, here it is, spring, with signs of renewal all around us. Can we restore our experience of our dependence upon and interconnectedness with nature before we rip it to so many shreds that it can no longer hold us?

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Hard day

Posted July 20th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Hard day

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish There were so many things I wanted to write about today, some hard, some beautiful, all challenging. But I awoke, as we all did, to news of the Aurora, Colorado, massacre and have not been able to think about anything else. Another massacre. Do […]

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Reflect on this, reflect on this deeply

Posted May 7th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Reflect on this, reflect on this deeply

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning Please view this. It leaves me speechless. Little to add, except this lament, and the ever widening space within my broken heart. Friends, we can’t live like this any longer. We are underestimating our contribution to this, our collaborator role in this rape of the Earth. We […]

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Facing reality

Posted April 30th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Facing reality

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning “…the meaning we give to our emotional responses is of central importance. The perception of radical interconnectedness found in both Buddhism and systems thinking supports a reframing of our distress about world conditions. It helps us recognize how healthy a reaction this distress is and how necessary […]

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