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  • Writer's pictureTimothy S. Colman

Bird flu and you

NYT has an update on the broken way we see ourselves as separate from Mother Earth (Rupert Sheldrake made the point that matter and Mother share the same root word in "mater."

Mary Oliver writes about our interbeing with all life:

"I would say that there exist a thousandunbreakabe links between each of us and everything else, and that our dignity and our chances are one.

The farthest star and the mud at our feet are a family; and there is no decency or sense in honoring one thing; or a few things, and then closing the list.

The pine tree, the leopard, the Platte River, and ourselves-- we are at risk together, or we are on our way to a sustainable world together.

We are each other's destiny."

Does it take another plague to wake our species up to the bad habit of torturing and killing sentient beings turning cows, pigs and chickens into "meat"?

there is a special place in hell for this violence.

It really does affect us, feeds violence in other domains. when I think of profound mindlessness, it is the inhumane way we treat animals.

perhaps the bird flu killing our bird and sea lion families, now infecting our cow and pig, chicken cousins will make more people eat plants as a spiritual practice to reduce harm in the world you and I live in.

We are each other's destiny.

Timothy Colman Good Nature Publishing


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