We've Encased Ourselves in Concrete
It is really is too late, but there may be a way forward.
William Wordsworth, Du Fu, Arlene Goldbard,
John Cobb and the Visual Art of Isaac Cordal
There was a time...
THERE was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
We cannot return to that time...
The river's blue, the bird a perfect white,
It would help to have a paradigm shift.
We are in the midst of seismic cultural change. In the old paradigm, priorities are shaped by a mechanistic worldview that privileges whatever can be numbered, measured, and weighed; human beings are pressured to adapt to the terms set by their own creations. Macroeconomics, geopolitics, and capital are glorified. . .In the new paradigm, culture is given its true value. The movements of money and armies may receive close attention from politicians and media voices, but at ground-level, we care most about human stories, one life at a time.”
These ten ideas might help.
1. Reality is composed of interrelated events.
It can also help if we become fat souls who are creative, resilient, thoughtful, and caring. This is where spirituality comes in.
It is really is too late, but there may be a way forward...
There is also biophilia, a more intimate appreciation of life on earth, including human life. Not only in its generality but in its particularities. It is the beauty and diversity of life on our planet that needs saving; and it is we who need saving, too. We need to be saved from our actions that do so much harm to life on earth and to ourselves. Can we find the wisdom? Can we hear the call to live with respect for one another and for the rest of life? Or is it too late?