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Archive for October, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Here’s hoping that this day and all the days that follow

are full of magic and gratitude for you.

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benefits…

“When we give from the heart, we do so out of a joy that springs forth
whenever we willingly enrich another person’s life.
This kind of giving benefits both the giver and the receiver.”

Marshall Rosenberg

the river…

“The reductionist mind which sees ‘environment’ as passive and fragmented has viewed the ‘recovery’ of ecological balance merely as a matter of creating plantations in the command.  However the destruction of forests in the catchments cannot be restored by planting trees elsewhere because catchments are where rain falls most bountifully, and catchment forests contribute to the overall precipitation and its conservation.
The reductionist mind-set treats the river as a linear, not a circular flow, and is indifferent to the diversity of soils and topography.  Its engineering feats continue to be ecological failures because it thinks against the logic of the river.”
Vandana Shiva

shifting…

“In learning how to process more information, old constructs of who is doing the knowing are jettisoned, altered, expanded.  The knower appears then as a shifting construct, subject to the very process by which it would know…
…both the what that is known and the who that is knower are elusive.  Neither can be fixed or pinpointed as static, self-existent entities.  Shifting and dancing, out of reach as we seek to grasp them, they suggest… that there is not knower or known so much as “just knowing.”
Joanna Macy

sustainability…

“The key to an operational definition of sustainability is the realization that we do not need to invent sustainable human communities from scratch but can model them after nature’s ecosystems, which are sustainable communities of plants, animals, and microorganisms.  Since the outstanding characteristic of the Earth household is its inherent ability to sustain life, a sustainable human community is one designed in such a manner that its ways of life, businesses, economy, physical structures, and technologies do not interfere with nature’s inherent ability to sustain life.  Sustainable communities evolve their patterns of living over time in continual interaction with other living systems, both human and nonhuman.  Sustainability does not mean that things do not change; it is a dynamic process of coevolution rather than a static state.”
Fritjof Capra

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