“We have to accept the reality that climate change is already here and learn to live in our new world — a world on fire.
“Can we praise our world still? Yes. Perhaps the truest form of touching the reality of this moment is this: to experience our capacity to praise and love our world, as it is. Even when it’s on fire. We’re in collapse now, but it doesn’t have to be a total collapse.
“There is inspiration out there to help us craft a life that sustains society through this. Five centuries of hyper individualism has messed with us, but we ache to shake off our competitive suits of armor. We want to fall into the Earth’s arms and into each other’s arms. We need to find our way back to each other, and learn once again how to take care of each other.
“It will be messy, but this is our work right now: to see the Great Turning [from an ever-growing industrial society to a life-sustaining civilization], even as things are falling apart.”
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