Over the next fifty years we will see a return of the ancient tradition of “universal history”; but this will be a new form of universal history that is global in its practice and scientific in its spirit and methods
The arch of the Cathedral itself takes on the shapeOf the uplifted throat of the wollfLamenting our present destinyBeseeching humankindTo bring back the sunTo let the flowers bloom in the meadowsThe rivers run through the hillsAnd let the EarthAnd all the living creaturesLive theirWildFierceSereneAnd Abundant life
Much of our troubles during these last two centuries has been caused by our limited, our microphase modes of thought. We centered ourselves on the individual, on personal aggrandizement, and on a competitive way of life, and on the nation or the community of nations as the guarantor to pursue these purposes. A sense of the planet Earth never entered into our minds
Don’t Hesitate”By Mary OliverIf you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plentyof lives and whole towns destroyed or aboutto be. We are not wise, and not very oftenkind. And much can never be redeemed.Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps thisis its way of fighting back, that sometimessomething happens better than all the richesor power in the world. It could be anything,but very likely you notice it in the instantwhen love begins. Anyway, that’s often thecase. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraidof its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
. . . We must now, in a sense, reinvent the human as a species within the community of life species