Sitting With The Earth

One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.” ~ Osho

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Burning Candle by SOMMAL Stock Photo – image ID: 10069033 from: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

There are few times in life when we are deeply touched by another human being’s words. Those are the times when the doors we have artificially created open and we can see the interconnectedness of it all. Those are the times when we think, feel and say: “you are my people”

That is what Paul Kingsnorth’s most recent article produced in me: it reflects my own journey of transformation, from pain and anger to despair and hopeless “busy-ness” to this current state of “engaged Buddhism”

Thanks Paul for putting into words the journey some of us are going through…and it is my hope more and more engage in a similar journey: Opening our eyes to the nature of this earth by Paul Kingsnorth

3 thoughts on “Sitting With The Earth

    1. Thank you Bruce, for reading and being part of this community. It is clear for me after reading Paul’s article, that I am the type that cant be passive about this, even if I perceive my actions to be not enough. Even when we are just one more species, even when life and transformation and extinction are all part of the biggest process, we are here, we are conscious, we have so much to discover, love, express, do…humans can be both terrible, abusive, selfish, ugly, and they can also beautiful, inspiring, caring, loving…we can’t just discard thousands of years of history, even with all its mistakes, it is our history.
      I’m currently in Victoria, teaching a standard first aid course to 10 wonderful people, and each time I see this in front of me, and see these people who travel from far away to take a course so they can help others in their communities (they are all disaster management volunteers), I say to myself “this is worth”. I feel inpired and honoured, same when I’m among permaculturists…I guess I’m too attached to this world to be a good Buddhist, I have too much blood in my veins! Each time I sit with the Earth she murmurs in my ears, “go and share, go and do, go and care for my children”…thanks for being there, I know you care a lot too.

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      1. Yes… and thank you too, Silvia 🙂 I think even good Buddhists have their days 🙂 You are a wonderful person, truly committed to walking the talk. I am sure you have inspired this group of people this weekend, as you inspire me.

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