Thursday, August 23, 2012


Depak Chopra's suggestions for what it will take to turn the tide on global warming:

Human life isn't set apart from life on earth.
We must live in balance with Nature.
 Consumerism isn't unlimited and doesn't lead to happiness.

Toxic pollution harms life and cannot be justified.
As a conscious species, humans must be stewards of the ecology.

None of these are surprising ideas; they are common coin in the environmental movement.  But to make them viable on a mass scale, the tide must turn.  The part of human nature that says "Me first," "I want mine, who cares about you?", "I only live for today, forget tomorrow," and "Nature is here to be conquered” must be re-examined. Will that happen? No one can tell, but it's important to see that the world "out there" has no chance of changing until there's real transformation "in here."

For more see his article reprinted here.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Natural Quotes

Look deep into nature, then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein as quoted on the sign to the nature preserve behind the Adams Elementary School in Coon Rapids MN.

One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things. He moves in harmony with the present moment, always knowing the truth of just what to do.
Lao-tzu as quoted in the Eighth Verse of the Tao Te Ching

Friday, August 17, 2012

Planet on the Verge of Collapse

The recent article from Nature points out how the ecosystems of our planet are on the verge of collapsing. 
If we want to preserve what is left we need to reduce human population, reduce our consumption, cut the use of fossil fuels, reinvent our food supply, and protect what is left of the natural world. In summary, it is time to wise up or trash what is left of the planet.  The choice is up to us.