How does creating a meaningful connection with my self, others and my human and natural community contribute to having a sustainable life?
“Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom- an intense and absorbing love for nature; a respect for life; an enriching faith in a Supreme Power: and the principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to all our relationships.”
Luther Standing Bear, Lakota
So often the hustle and bustle of everyday life can leave us feeling distracted and stressed out. Many of us live such busy lives that we don’t take the time to really get to know ourselves, those around us, or the incredible web of life that we are part of. The Industrial Revolution ushered in a mechanistic world view that assumed we are separate from each other and other life forms. Yet in the last century scientists have brought us a new understanding of an evolving, responsive Universe and a world of dynamic interdependent relationships and systems.
When we live a life connected to our values and deepen our relationships with people and nature we enjoy a sense of belonging, greater happiness and a richer life. Enjoy this deep and playful value!