~John Perry Barlow
Love is the only sane + satisfactory answer to
the problem of human existence.
(via this read that I loved)
We're all spinning on blue
Watching the same clouds
Breathing in, breathing out
The difference between happiness + joy
can be equated to the difference between
a human emotion connected to circumstances
+ one that has a spiritual way of engaging with the world.
~Brene Brown (a beautiful read)
The universe is a single reality...one long sweeping spectacular process of interconnected events. The universe is not a place where evolution happens: it is evolution happening.
It is not a stage on which dramas unfold;
it is the unfolding drama itself.
This [great cosmological] story shows us in the deepest possible sense that
we are all sisters + brothers
fashioned from the same stellar dust, energized by the same star, nourished by the same planet, endowed with the same genetic code + threatened by the same evils.
This story...humbles us before the magnitude + complexity of creation.
It bewilders us with the improbability of our existence,
astonishes us with the interdependence of all things
+ makes us feel grateful for the lives we have.
And not the least of all,
it inspires us to express our gratitude to the past by accepting a solemn + collective responsibility for the future.
on a journey toward zero-waste, simplicity, + compassion :: daring to choose fair one choice at a time