‘Truly we don’t own land. We don’t work land. We don’t use land, and we don’t even exploit land. We are land. We are the same elements of which the earth is composed. We do not move and walk on the earth: we are earth that moves and walks with the whole – regardless of the extent of our physical abilities. This is the interdependence and interrelatedness – the universality – to which all great spiritual traditions speak.’ (Awakening Together)
In my recent house-sit, it was nice to browse some of the owners books. Larry Yang is a great local teacher in the Bay Area, and his words are often uplifting, without losing sight of the bigger picture of what we face as a culture today.