Outrage and Optimism Podcast hosts, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac speak with environmental activist, Buddhist scholar, and deep ecologist, Joanna Macy. She shares why we should suffer with the world as we experience the climate crisis, and why that’s a tall order for our current political economy.
“Our hope is not what we wish could happen or expect to happen, but what we intend, what we want to happen. what we’re ready to get behind. And so that understanding comes from a cherishing of our capacity to choose. We can choose the world we want to struggle for and sing for and pray for and love. We can choose that. And that choice-making in the Buddha Dharma is the same name as mind – citta – and bodhicitta is our choosing for ‘life-sustaining life’ on our planet.” ~ Joanna Macy