How shall we live in these times? How shall we respond to the awareness of what is happening in our world? Perhaps the first step is to acknowledge honestly: we don’t know. We may have our guidelines, our intentions, our beliefs about what is helpful and what is not. But do any of us see a clear path from the mess we’ve created on our planet to a peaceful sustainable world? No, we don’t.

Written by Jalaja Bonheim

From Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World, edited by Martin Keogh, © North Atlantic Press 2010

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