I find how to live a better question than how not to die. I am not so interested in worrying about human extinction. People are dying now from climate change.
I’m not interested either in feeling guilty about destroying life on Earth. I’ve found this kind of guilt debilitating, and from a Universal frame of mind, believe the forces that created life on Earth will do so again when the conditions are right.
If not to save humanity from extinction, then what? Because the path of living in relationship with nature, ourselves, and each other brings more joy. Especially, when we see the ways it encourages life in others.
When I mentioned to a teacher how sad I am to see so many trees dying in our nearby forest, he asked I look for any signs of life growing out of who and what had fallen. Here is what I found.