“Unhappily, the extensive moralizing within the ecological movement has given the public a false impression that they are being asked to make a sacrifice – to show more responsibility, more concern, and a nicer moral standard. But all of that would flow naturally and easily if the self were widened and deepened so that protection of nature was felt and perceived as protection of our very selves.” – Arne Naess
What if our environmental activism stemmed not from a desire to protect that which is outside of us, but instead from a place of acknowledgement that there is no “outside of us”?
What if we radically chose to recognize ourselves as part of this more-than-human family? Would our activism change? If so, how?
Questions for reflection on this fall Monday.
Answer some of these questions tonight at our Thrive: Eco Grief and Anxiety Circle! Monday, October 25th from 6-7pm PST. Find the link in our bio. Questions? Contact Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org
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