gaia

A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, humanity, life, environmentalism, spirituality, relationship, planet, gaia, and animals

The Great Work, now as we move into a new millennium, is to carry out the transition from a period of human devastation of the Earth to a period when humans would be present to the planet in a mutually beneficial manner.

The deepest cause of the present devastation is found in a mode of consciousness that has established a radical discontinuity between the human and other modes of being and the bestowal of all rights on the humans.

All human activities, professions, programs, and institutions must henceforth be judged primarily by the extent to which they inhibit, ignore, or foster a mutually enhancing human/Earth relationship.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, humanity, life, community, environmentalism, spirituality, relationship, planet, gaia, and animals

In reality, there is a single integral community of the Earth that includes all its component members whether human or other than human. In this community every being has its own role to fulfill, its own dignity, its own inner spontaneity. Every being has its own voice. Every being declares itself to the entire universe. Every being enters into communion with other beings.

In every phase of our imaginative, aesthetic, and emotional lives we are profoundly dependent on this larger context of the surrounding world.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, humanity, story, mystery, life, environmentalism, spirituality, relationship, planet, gaia, and animals

For peoples, generally, their story of the universe and the human role within the universe is their primary source of intelligibility and value. Only through this story of how the Universe came to be in the beginning and how it came to be as it is does a person come to appreciate the meaning of life or to derive the psychic energy needed to deal effectively with those crisis moments that occur in the life of the individual and in the life of the society. Such a story communicates the most sacred of mysteries. Our story not only interprets the past, it also guides and inspires our shaping of the future.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by J. E. Lovelock on living, matter, earth, whales, viruses, oaks, algae, atmosphere, single living entity, and gaia

The entire range of living matter on Earth from whales to viruses and from oaks to algae could be regarded as constituting a single living entity capable of maintaining the Earth's atmosphere to suit its overall needs and endowed with faculties and powers far beyond those of its constituent parts.

James Lovelock

Source: James Lovelock, Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

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A Quote by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings on earth, ecology, gaia, and ownership

The earth may be borrowed but not bought. It may be used but not owned. We are the tenants and not possessors, lovers and not masters. The Earth belongs to the wind and the rain, to the sun and all seasons, to the cosmic secrecy of seed, and beyond all, to time.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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A Quote by Electric Brave on earth, gaia, moma, breath, life, and surrender

Today is the Earth Days first breath

Electric Brave

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on gaia, earth, evolution, community, and guidance

The time has come to lower our voices, to cease imposing our mechanistic patterns on the biological processes of the earth, to resist the impulse to control, to command, to force, to oppress, and to begin quite humbly to follow the guidance of the larger community on which all life depends. 

Thomas Berry

Source: The Dream of the Earth, Pages: xiv introduction

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A Quote by Masanobu Fukuoka on nature, mother natura, gaia, earth, and balance

If we throw mother nature out the window, she comes back in the door with a pitchfork.

Masanobu Fukuoka

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A Quote by Viktor Schauberger on water, monopoly, balance, war, hatred, impatience, discord, science, feminine, earth, mother earth, and gaia

The revelation of the secret of water will put an end to all manner of speculation or expediency and their excrescences, to which belong war, hatred, impatience and discord of every kind. The thorough study of water therefore signifies the end of monopolies, the end of all domination in the truest sense of the word and the start of a socialism arising from the development of individualism in its most perfect form. (1939)

Viktor Schauberger

Source: The Water Wizard: The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water, Pages: 19

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