Being more, not having more ~ The Earth Charter

Being more We must realise that when basic needs have been met, human development is primarily about being more, not having more. The Earth Charter Crafted by visionaries over twenty years ago, the Earth Charter (EC) is a document with sixteen principles, organised under four pillars, that seek to turn conscience into action: Respect and …

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Perceptual Portal by Geneen Marie Haugen

Perceptual Portal by Geneen Marie Haugen My antennae sweep and scan for reception, for a portal in perception, for a porous passage to a green breathing land where every presence offers itself to be known, where everything speaks, even galaxies, even stone, where interspecies lovetalk leaps like flashing fish and flying dragons in blue-pooled dream …

In Blackwater Woods by Mary Oliver

Look, the treesare turningtheir own bodiesinto pillars of light,are giving off the richfragrance of cinnamonand fulfillment, the long tapersof cattailsare bursting and floating away overthe blue shoulders of the ponds,and every pond,no matter what itsname is, is nameless now.Every yeareverythingI have ever learned in my lifetimeleads back to this: the firesand the black river of …