wpc: structure

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If you are…someone who enjoys the countryside, or the green forest, you know that the forests are our lungs outside our bodies. Yet, we have been acting in a way that has allowed two million square miles of forest land to be destroyed by acid rain. We are imprisoned in our small selves, thinking only of the comfortable conditions for this small self, while we destroy our large self. One day I suddenly saw that the sun is my heart, my heart outside of this body. If my body’s heart ceases to function I cannot survive; but if the sun, my other heart, ceases to function, I will also die immediately… (Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace)

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4 thoughts on “wpc: structure

  1. Your photo brings me peace and thank you for that. We are unfortunately killing ourselves. Balance is very hard to achieve. We reached that and now we are tearing it apart.

    1. a new kind of empathy…that walks in the shoes of those who are identified as “other” and to imagine being a river, a tree. Could be a seed of hope?

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Thich Nhat Hanh goes on to say that “we should be able to be the river, we should be able to be the forest, we should be able to be a citizen of any country in the world. We must do this to understand, and to have hope for the future.” I find this to be inspiring.

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