~ Andy Goldsworthy

Originally posted on Earth Communion:
We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we’ve lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.

Wolves & Yellowstone National Park

Originally posted on Earth Communion:
Reintroducing wolves to the Yellowstone National Park changed its ecosystem in totality. Watch the amazing story, that shows us how important every single species is for a flourishing ecosystem, here… Cheers to the amazing power of nature! ~ Patricia

The Car Free City Project

The Car Free City Project

Originally posted on Earth Communion:
The city council of Hamburg (Germany) has plans to divert most of its cars away  from the city’s main thoroughfares in twenty years. The city is planning to lay out new green areas that will bridge existing parks, community gardens, and cemeteries with another. The  aim is to bring together the outer…

Swimming in the Deep End

In memory of my Buddhist friend, Miguel, who died on Valentine’s Day. “It is often said that in today’s modern and postmodern world that the forces of darkness are upon us. But I think not; in the Dark and the Deep there are truths that can always heal. It is not the forces of darkness…

Yes, Compassion Can be Crazy at Times.

Neighbors may have wondered what I was doing digging in the deep snow along the street curbs this morning. Many stray cats, kittens and other critters take refuge in the storm drains during winter (because they remain warmer than the surface). I realized last night that many drains had been deeply covered by snow plows. I … Continue reading

Getting Rid of Raccoons No Easy Task

I have a situation in my yard. A raccoon has moved in recently to a hole under my front cement walk. The hole was apparently originally dug by a ground hog who I suspect passed on last year. After that, a mother cat and her kittens took it over when one of the kittens suffered a … Continue reading

How Does Someone Learn Compassion?

It stands to reason that a blog about compassion would sooner or later have to deal with the question, “How do you teach compassion?“ The better question is perhaps, “How do you learn compassion?”A blog that I have begun following showed up in my email the other day with at least part of the answer.  … Continue reading