A popular song from recent years exhorts you to “Fight the Power.” And, yes, the men and women who rule politically, financially and culturally on behalf of only the human-created world—yes, they must be fought, if you will. But the coming battles will ultimately be won not by fighting false power, but by aligning with true power.
The greatest power is Love, we hear. And, yes, it is. But love for what? If your love doesn’t include the natural world, your love is pale and incomplete.
Feeling and expressing this love is more than just saying, Oh, I love nature. It is more than pausing to regard a sunrise or sunset, or kneeling on the earth to admire a tiny flower, or even a tiny beetle, although this is done all too infrequently among you these days. Loving the Green World is a calling, a practice, a tapping into who you really are. It is, simply, loving your whole self—which includes loving your human family and friends, and also your non-human relatives who share your place with you. [Read more…] about July 14, 2019