Joanna Macy, Ms. Optimism 2009.
World going to hell in a handbasket? Global emissions increasing year-by-year, no matter how much we talk about “green-this,” “green-that,” “green-green-green-with a whiffle ball bat?” Climate Change-related disasters present and future will come down hardest on the poor?
The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other.
~ Joanna Macy
Not to worry, privileged American Buddhists, we’re waking up! So go back to sleep, ostrich, you can feel good about yourself again.
Entry #16278 from the Don’t Worry, Be Happy Society of Rich Hippies.
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