Re What is your counsel?

We as humankind. Again, at the question . . . At the macro level, it’s always the similar kind of answer. Here’s what we should do. We should be taking care of other people a little bit better; taking care of ourselves a little better; and the full dimensions of taking care – our physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual lives. We should be taking care of them and deepening them for ourselves, for other people around us, and for the world in which we live. And it is concentric circles. I think that we do have to take . . . We do have to take care of our own children before we take care of someone else’s children, but it’s not a zero sum again. Which means if I don’t take care of my own children, but I’m taking care of everybody else, something’s off. So how do I build concentric levels of obligation, and responsibility, and ever-increasing . . . knowing sometimes that I’m gonna have to rest right here ‘cause either I have scarce resources, or I don’t have enough energy; but that wherever I stop is a resting point, and ‘til really the whole world is improved. So that’s the people side, and the other side is the environment side. Many of us are not gonna be able to deal with the large environmental crises. If you were CEO of WalMart actually, and you go green, you’ve done an incredible thing in the midst of what ________ problems with WalMart. And people need to be honored for the parts they do and not simply be criticized for the parts they don’t; but each of us can do our own piece of that. It’s again like that scale. So just tip it a little bit towards taking care on all four levels one’s self; the other people immediately around you, widening that circle; and then the earth itself. Recorded on: 8/15/07

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