Posts Tagged ‘state of the planet’

If we are really grateful, why do we do so much damage to all that gives us life? A Thanksgiving Reflection

Posted November 25th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

If we were thankful at all for what this Earth has given us, we would stop doing our level best to bring about so much destruction. And those who look at the Earth as a big package of resources to be exploited for human “development,” for profit and power, for human pleasure and selfish satisfaction, would find their way of life rejected by humanity – for the sake of our humanity…

Gratitude, like love or peace, is not a sentiment, not a feeling – it is action, it is something we do, a quality of who we are, an orientation toward the world. We cannot be grateful to someone we love while we beat them to a pulp….

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