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Friday, January 27, 2012

Thoughts of the Day, Week, Month

"Nature and human beings are not separate. You can be sure that when the land and creatures are wounded by humans, that those humans are copying their own psychic wounds into the earth and animals as well; what is wounded and without thought, wounds others..."

~From essay "Massacre of the Dreamers, in "Untie The Strong Woman book" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

Clarissa, a remarkable, incredibly observant, insightful and inspiring author who also wrote Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, (Ballantine 1992/ 1996, USA), a must-read by the way.

This quote by her is brimming with compassion for those in the dark, but also sheds light on the meaning of the meaningless actions in the world. It also says that we should first look into ourselves as Jesus said for the answers, before we look to the outer world for all the blame. And I think when we fix ourselves inside, the world outside will start to fall into place.

"The wounding of land and creatures reaches to the dream world... and beyond it to impoverish the dreamers as well. Yet there is still time to intervene... but the time is right this instant..." ibid

Meaning, our actions, words and thoughts reach further than we realize sometimes and we have to do something about it now. The moment is NOW. If you know something is not right, and you can do something about it, maybe you should, while you can. 

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Another deep thought from her:

"Some people mistake being loving for being a sap. Quite the contrary, the most loving people are often the most fierce and the most acutely armed for battle... for they care about preserving and protecting poetry, symphonic song, ideas, the elements, creatures, inventions, hopes and dreams, dances and holiness... those goodly endeavors that cannot be allowed to perish from this earth, else humanity itself would perish..." - from The Dangerous Old Woman audiobook

I think we should be fierce preservers of poetry, art, song, the elements, creatures, inventions, hopes and dreams, Truth, everything like she says and more.. we have to FIGHT for these things... be FIERCE! Do not shy away from fighting for these things that make up our Civilization and our Humanity.

Especially relevant to our times:

"There are not two 'Ms to governing, as many PolySci courses have taught: 'Money and Management.' There are three M's. The third one is Mercy. The third "M" constitutes the difference between a country and a corporation." from testimony before Federal Ways and Means Committee on Social Programs, Washington, 1996 Congressional Record.

If you have never been called a defiant, incorrigible, impossible woman… have faith… there is yet time." - from Women Who Run with the Wolves

"Do not lose heart, we were made for these times..." from Letter To A Young Activist During Troubled Times

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