compartmentalizing in crisis
Trauma or crisis can all too readily kick in our fight or flight syndrome. Whatever the cause — corona virus? climate change? community pantries?
Any and all can be an aggravation. Especially in light of yet another Earth Day celebration.
“It is impossible to exaggerate the awesome nature of the challenge we face: to determine, within the next few years, whether organized human society can survive in anything like its present form,” ~ Noam Chomsky, 1986
Each and every one can be a trigger. Earth Day during a global crisis of unprecedented scale and complexity, with the pandemic only one of them and not the biggest issue. We find ourselves in the midst of an extreme ecological crisis, comprised of several crises intersecting and amplifying one another.
“Paradise was never lost, it has just been ignored, enslaved, bought and sold for economic profit. Thinking value and meaning can be measured in money is the great lie, the serpent in the garden. We have become blind to what really matters, to the sacred value of everything.” ~ Christopher Chase, How We Learn to Compartmentalize
Originally published at http://woaworld.blogspot.com.