To live well at this time - as a compassionate and caring human - seems to require a certain kind of resilience. Radical Resilience. I mean radical in the sense of Foundational. Far-reaching. Deeply Rooted. To navigate the shifting sands, the striking polarities, the horrific tragedies, and the changing climate, we must care for ourselves ever more generously. I recently wrote in a post about how much strength I gather from old trees - with deep and wide roots, solid trunks, and branches that can sway in the storms.
I remember learning some years ago that the giant redwoods have relatively shallow roots, but they are strong and solid because their roots branch out wide and intertwine with the roots of other nearby trees. In a way, we could say that they get their strength and resilience from community support.
So do we. Thank you for being part of my community - may we support each other in developing the radical resilience needed our mutual thriving.
I love playing with words and things in nature to create impermanent nature art (earth altars) and poems. This blog is a place to share. I post more regularly on Instagram & Facebook - @lauraloescher.art.