“We need a powerful new story that we are a part of nature and not separate from it.”
“Everything is connected to everything else. There are no firm boundaries in the real; they exist only through our attempts to categorize everything. The evolution of one species impacts the evolution of others; natural resources are created and re-cycled in multiple ways, and we are just beginning to understand that the biosphere is a complex system whose elements are other complex systems.” http://braungardt.trialectics.com/sciences/biology/ecology/
“There are no individuals in a forest, no separable events. The bird and the branch it sits on are a joint thing. A third or more of the food a big trees makes may go to feed other organisms. Even different kinds of trees form partnersbhips. Cut down a birch, and a nearby Douglas fir may suffer…” from -“The Overstory”, a novel by Richard Powers.
“As we break away from the old story of hyper-individualism, unrestrained growth, control and consumption, we move to a new story of human realization. Ultimately, this new story reveals that by making peace with ourselves and each other, we gain the capacity to make peace with Earth, delighting in the realization that Earth is our larger body, the sacred whole that we dwell within.” https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442218321/Developing-Ecological-Consciousness-The-End-of-Separation-Second-Edition
This post was inspired by the prompt https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/02/29/lens-artists-photo-challenge-86-change-your-perspective/