October 16, 2014

thursday’s thought

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Hello lovelies! I’m sorry for the lapse in posts, but I was away for the Thanksgiving long weekend spending time with family in Alberta. During my stay we took a drive out to Lake Louise and Banff and I have to tell you, when you’re gazing out at the water and mountains (as seen in this picture above) or are on top of the mountain (seen on my Instagram here) you really get a sense for how ‘alive’ Mother Nature is. There is an obvious ecosystem at play here with such a fine-tuned intelligence that it baffles me how anyone can think its simply a ball of rock meant for our virus-like plundering.

You see, they had to convince us that the earth was dead because otherwise they could not being their autopsy in earnest.

I love this perspective from American psychologist, James Hillman, because it so eloquently highlights the systematic dismantling of the world by corporations. We’ve been trained from an early age that the earth is not aware and has no feelings so it becomes easy for science and industry to convince us that they should be allowed to strip it of its worth. There’s an obvious fallacy in this kind of thinking as Mother Nature needs not the hand of man to outlive us all.

If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish. – Jonas Salk

Perhaps, with that in mind, we can find the innately human compassion to show our life-giving planet and I have a sneaky suspicion that if we can do that then we can eventually show unwavering compassion for each other.

  • Margie

    I believe that those who can show compassion towards the most vulnerable among us, children and animals, cannot fail but to show compassion towards the earth.

    • Completely agree. When we can stop our love for power and find power in love then the world will truly know peace 🙂 xo

  • This is so true. I always look forward to Thursday thanks to this series. 😉

    • Oh my god I’m so chuffed! Seriously, my day was just made. Thanks so much Megan! 🙂 xo

      • Just wondering, is chuffed positive or negative? I’ve literally read it used with two different meanings today.

        • Oh really?! I was using it in a very positive way!! Webster’s dictionary defines it as being “very pleased or delighted”, but I’ve never seen it used in a negative way.