The sacred in our surroundings is essential for our well-being...the sacred teaches us the value of community - and ecologically-based economics, and including in our decisions costs passed on to others. It helps us understand the importance of "fair trade", rather then "free trade" whose only freedom is that of exploiting the less powerful. It gives us the basis for transforming and creating institutions which work to support rather than deplete the lasting supply of world resources, biosystem health, and the capabilities of human and global systems that constitute our real wealth. That act of holding sacred is key to healthy relationships which can sustain both us and our surroundings.
Source: Silence Song and Shadows: Our need for the sacred in our environment
Contributed by: Interiors For Healing