The ‘People’s Climate March’ has been happening today ~ September 21, 2014 ~ all around the world. The Autumn Equinox is coming in just two days. In the spirit of giving focus to my thoughts and meditations at this time of year ~ and this year in particular ~ I turn to Wendell Berry. If the quotes below resonate, you might go here to read his thought provoking essay, The Pleasures of Eating.
“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
“We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.”
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.”