20 april 2022
In our way, we see the plants, animals, the stars and the sun - all of creation - as our relatives. In this way, we not only honor the symbiotic relationship between all living things, but we hold a deep responsibility to fulfill our role in this web of life. We - as a human species - must return to and practice the teaching of humility. It is through this teaching that we may relinquish the egoic, colonial belief that we must have dominion over the land. Then we might realize that we are simply just one strand in an evolutionary web of creation. Then may we accept that we are of the land. What we do to the land, we do to ourselves.