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Tuesday, 17 July 2012
GAIA IS MY HEART
A friend asked me what I meant when I said, “Gaia is my heart.”
What is Gaia?
To me, Gaiais the word or name for our
planet, not just the big piece
of rock, but all of the life on it too.
Ever since I can remember I have
loved the natural world. Some of my first
memories are of wanting to go exploring in the woods. I was lucky to grow up
with some animals in my life, and in place where I could get outside and “be
one with it,” in a very real sense. My family went camping and hiking and we
always lived in places where fairly open, unfenced, unpopulated land was
nearby. For me, being out “in nature” was the best part of the day. I felt like
I was in the presence of something mysterious and magical.
I always feel close to that “something,” and I
feel closest to it when I am “out there” in the natural world. It seems like
the only time that I can really be myself is when I am out somewhere, away from
what humans have built and the places where we have altered what was originally
I also feel very close to animals. It doesn’t
really matter what kind of animal. I feel a sense of community with them much
more than I do with other people. I say “other people” because I see animals as
people, as sentient beings. The universe
has manifested life everywhere. It is irrepressible, abundant, and indomitable.
We humans are one life form among many, but from my point of view not
I say this because of how we treat each other and
the other beings that inhabit our planet. Animals mostly suffer in silence, at
least to most humans. To me, that suffering comes through loud and clear. I
look forward to the day that humans can live in harmony with the other life
forms on this planet. Until that
happens, I am not so sure that it is a good idea for us to venture out into
space, which I am confident is also filled with life in limitless forms.
Where does all this life originate? That is, to me,
what Source is, where all life originates. It is sacred. It is infinite, it is
all connected, and yes we are a part of it, not separate from it as most of our
religions seem to want us to believe. So
that`s a little about me, and that is why I say
that Gaia is my heart.
“The Tao is like a
used but never used up.
It is like the eternal void:
filled with infinite possibilities
It is hidden but always present.
I don't know who gave birth to it.
It is older than God.”
From the Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu.
quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.”
“You are not IN the universe, you ARE
the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a
focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth