There's Still Time
"For me to be active in the cause of the people and of the earth
and just to be - is to be alive. There is no compartmentalization.
It's all one thing. It's not like I just exist to go into a little
room and write. People have that image of writers, that that's how
we live, but it's not really accurate, not the kind of writing that I do.
I know that what I write has a purpose, even if it's just for
me, if I'm just trying to lead myself out of a kind of darkness.
So it broadens everything, being active in the world.
You see the world.   It's like, you know, I'm learning to paint now,
and what I realize, learning to paint, is that I'm learning to see.
And activism is like that. When you are active, and you must know this
so well, that the more you are active, the more you see, the more
you go to see. You know, you are curious. One thing leads to
another thing, and it gets deeper and deeper, too.
  And there's no end to it."
Alice Walker
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Lake Chapala Sunrise from Our Terrace, Tlachichilco, Mexico
We are on the cusp of this time where I can say,
"I speak as a citizen of the world" without others
saying, "God, what a nut." ~ Lawrence Lessig
Guard, protect and cherish your
land, for there is no afterlife for a
place that started out as heaven.
    --Charles Russell,
    Montana, 1926
"It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me
later on.  "When you've finished washing and dressing
each morning, you must tend your planet."  ~Antoine de
Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943, translated from
French by Richard Howard
It’s an undeniable fact that in the presence of the greatest
challenges to our world, we are also changed as people.  
Can we recognize that the greatest threats to our familiar
way of life are really nature’s “nudge” toward a new way
of being? As we witness the chaos that accompanies the
perfect alignment with our galaxy’s core, are we ready to
receive the greatest gift of all: the inner change that
comes from responding to life’s challenges with the
cooperation and nurturing of a heart-based way of living?
What instructions will we leave from our time to those who
will go through the next world age and remember us as
their ancestors? –Gregg Braden
“There is no use trying; one can't
believe impossible things." (Alice)
"I dare say you haven't had much
practice. When I was your age, I
always did it for half an hour a day.
Why, sometimes I've believed as
many as six impossible things before
breakfast.” -Queen
(From
Alice in Wonderland)