As leaves unfurl from tips of seemingly lifeless twigs and birds freshen the sky with play and song, we come home to our love for Earth. In this issue, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh reveals respect and reverence toward Earth—our original mother—is a path to enlightenment, Dharma Teacher Jo-ann Rosen experiences people and planet in a whole new way while riding a cross-country train, and Order of Interbeing member Lorri Houston takes action—with Sangha friends—to alleviate the suffering of Mother Earth’s animal children. Enjoy.
Touching the Earth
Some inspiring guide posts on our adventure with the Earth Holding Initiative are:
to practice and act out of love, not fear
to have togetherness and inclusiveness at the base, not separation and discrimination
to be diligent and aimless in our efforts to support a collective awakening and healing