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Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.

Animals are people, too. As are plants. And water. And soil. This is the fundamental insight at the heart of all eco-spiritual work. But to get that insight, we have to get with the big picture. To get that insight, we have to climb a tree.

– Clark Strand, Trees, Butterflies, and the Buddhist Moral Life

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 3

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As we face the grand ecological crisis of our time, our most important renewable resource is hope. We simply must put it on with our shoes each morning.

-Barbara Kingsolver

Creating a Future

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The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.
– John Schaar

No Wrong Turns

…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.

Mark Nepo

While a path in Muir Woods is not so unexpected, certainly the limbs obstructing the path are

While a path in Muir Woods is not so unexpected, certainly the limbs obstructing the path are

Where Does Wisdom Lead?

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

And sometimes a well-marked trail is helpful

And sometimes a well-marked trail is helpful

All Creation Teaches Us

One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these may have a valuable lesson to teach us.

– Black Elk in All Our Relatives by Paul Goble

Clustered, creeping lady bugs

Clustered, creeping lady bugs

Life from Broken Branches and Fallen Leaves

As the tree is fertilized by its own broken branches and fallen leaves and grows out of its own decay, so [people] and nations are bettered and improved by trial and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.

– F.W. Robinson

From the littered floor of Muir Woods grows an incredible forest!

From the littered floor of Muir Woods grows an incredible forest!