Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Let's imagine...

Imagine all the people living life in peace…
I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

As we come to the close of 2016, a year of many challenges, changes and upheavals, some of us are challenged by how life is playing out here on Earth.

With the more frequent, extreme weather events causing loss of life and damage to the natural environment and to man-made infrastructure, we are reminded that our ecosystem is fragile and balance is threatened.

War and armed conflict, fear and fear mongering are ever present in life on Earth. (If not in our lives and in our backyards, then in our living rooms, on TV.)

A lack of hope and feelings of powerlessness are being expressed at the ballot box in democracies, with results that reflect discontent with the way things are. Surely the underlying foundation of life on Earth, the principle that is at the core of the Earth Trust ‘the interconnectedness of all life’ can help to inspire and inform our way forward...

For some, the ‘web of life’ is the language that expresses this fundamental principle of life.

‘a profound change of perception and thinking is needed if we are to survive’

The Web of Life
Fritjof Capra 1995

As we contemplate the dawn of a new year, this worldview, where we all live, feel and think of ourselves as being a part of the Earth and all of life being related, may help us create a more respectful, sustainable and peaceful world.