In this op-ed, eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy introduces us to the bardo — the Tibetan Buddhist concept of a gap between worlds where transition is possible. “As the pandemic reveals ongoing collapse and holds a mirror to our collective ills,” she writes, “we have the opportunity to step into a space of reimagining.
“When we dare to face the cruel social and ecological realities we have been accustomed to, courage is born and powers within us are liberated to reimagine and even, perhaps one day, rebuild a world.
“Do not look away. Do not avert your gaze. Do not turn aside.”
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