Perhaps those of you who do hands-on restoration of the land & healing of the sick & the infirm have the most to offer of our society now in terms of healing our larger wounds.
Listen to what Krista Tippett says about this in her extraordinary book Becoming Wise:
“The natural world is the source & surrounding of our lives”, & it is becoming unrecognizable. The work of nurturing & restoring it points at near universal, life-giving experiences like eating, raising children & …loving the place one comes from… This is the kind of language I hear from people who are getting on with the work to be done, in the world they can see & touch.
It is language which re-frames behavior – taking a sense of necessary action out of the realm of guilt & into good.
Do you hear what she is suggesting? Not just “all hands on deck” but “all hands on the wounded places”!
Brother Coyote, OEF