Category Archives: The Sustainable Paradigm

THE TOPIC OF SUSTAINABILITY CAN BE A LIGHTNING ROD FOR CONTROVERSY AND CONFLICTING INTERESTS. BUT EXACTLY WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE SUSTAINABLY?

Gardening For The Future of The Earth: The Masters of Organic Gardening Show You How To Create Natural Bounty in Your Own Backyard and Help Save The Planet One Seed At a Time by Howard-Yana Shapiro and John Harrisson

Real Awareness

“Both Wordsworth and Thoreau knew that when the light of common day seemed no more than common it was because of something lacking in them, not because of something lacking in it, and what they asked for was eyes to see a universe they knew was worth seeing. For that reason theirs are the best of all attempts to describe what real awareness consists of…that the rare moment is not the moment when there is something worth looking at but the moment when we are capable of seeing it”.

From The Desert Year, by Joseph Wood Krutch, American Naturalist

What Lies Beneath

Spaceship Earth – The Great Blue Mother

“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains”. –Walt Whitman

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For some of us, nature is all that there is and all that has ever been. It is both “blessing and curse” for those seemingly few, so inclined. We walk a different road on this great blue orb, away from the hustle and the bustle and the noise. Sadly, “modern” society is not always kind to those who choose this path.

Material rewards and the spoils of war favor the victors. They tend to write and edit the history books, too.

Still, one road leads to life –  the other way, not so much. Truth is truth.

War against nature is a most unwinnable conflict.

I chose life. I chose nature. How about you?

Michael Patrick McCarty

You might also Research The Gaia Hypothesis and Spaceship Earth

Stand… In Understanding

Black Elk
  •  And while I stood there
  • I saw more than I can tell
  • and I understood more than I saw;
  • for I was seeing in a sacred manner
  • the shapes of things in the spirit,
  • and the shape of all shapes as they must
  • live together like one being.

Black Elk, from Black Elk Speaks