Having pondered on her words, I’d like to offer some thoughts on the subject. I feel the best way of doing this is to simply share a few brief posts each containing a single thought which has helped me to enter in to a deeper relatedness with nature. So here’s the first post and thought.
For too long we’ve fallen under the illusion that we’re actually not part of nature, that somehow we are separate from her. Sadly, when you detach yourself and observe, measure, analyse and dissect long enough, you begin to believe that you are actually not part of what you are observing and measuring and dissecting. It’s a very subtle thing. It’s almost as if you begin to feel that you’re totally unrelated to it and that it has this inferior quality to it, because being human and somehow above nature far outstrips it. In other words, what you are is totally unrelated and superior to to what you see nature to be.
It’s only when we begin to make the long journey back in to seeing ourselves as being intricately connected and in complete union with nature, that we start feeling and experiencing the profound mystical oneness we have with it. In this oneness we know that whatever we do to her, we do to ourselves.
I’m deeply suspicious of any view, whether it be religious or scientific or any other philosophical view, that does not acknowledge this oneness, this profound and mystical union we have with all of creation.