Mindful Monday: Future Writers

M I N D F U L ☼ M O N D A Y

“The world desperately needs powerful storytellers to help us make sense of the unfathomable events taking place. Where are these future writers? Perhaps they will once again learn from the ancestors—the old ones from all over the world who kept the wisdom with them. We need to call the ancestors back, to bring forth the wisdom of the ages, to help us figure out how we can be saved from ourselves. These future writers need to build, as Rainer Maria Rilke writes, “a temple for [our] hearing” to break the poor shelters “nailed up out of [our] darkest longing.”8 I imagine that we will need ancestors from every part of the world to communicate with those who are perhaps already sitting in solitude, each using some old discarded cardboard box, dragged out of the dump of our consumption-addicted minds, for a writing table—any of those billions of cardboard boxes that have carried the tin cans, the plastics, the technology, the machinery. And while sitting in eternity, the very old ones will be impressing into the minds of these future writers a way of figuring out how to bring life back into the laws of the creative beings in the sand desert and the seas; how to bring life back into the waters, the mountains and skies, the flatlands and plains, back into the bushlands, the forests, the thunder and winds, back into the trees, and the animals.”

– Alexis Wright, “The Inward Migration in Apocalyptic Times”

Tonight! The next Thrive: Eco Grief and Anxiety Circle is from 6-7:30pm PST. Find the link in our bio. 🌿 Questions? Contact Brittany at brittanynecmail@gmail.com
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