Our long-standing lack of care

So it is no surprise that we have been treating the earth the same way we treat ourselves, without much kindness or caring without knowing what is needed, ignorant of what constitutes real nourishment and enjoyment, lacking mutuality or respect for the beings that share our lives.

Our long-standing lack of care for this larger home is now apparent everywhere around the world; our beautiful planet is becoming a desert, the greenery is disappearing, animal species are diminishing, and the balance of nature is tilting dangerously this way and that.

Every week brings news of a new disaster—a wildfire out of control, a terrific flood, a famine or epidemic. TNMC Annals 46

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