All of you.
Some of you needed to hear that. And trust me.. I mean it, I truly do. My love is not based on circumstances. I don’t have to know you. Just know I’m praying for you, I’m proud of you, and I’m rooting for you.
Sending peace to you today.
- Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost (via purplebuddhaproject)
Just notice them.
Observe with fascination.
They soon pass like clouds into nothingness and silence, leaving no trace.
They are not your enemies, and ultimately, they are not even ‘negative’.
They are just thoughts.
They are innocent clouds in a vast sky.
A GREAT REVELATION
The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh
more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!
Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.
The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.
If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.
- Deepak Chopra (via purplebuddhaproject)
Julia Kristeva, Louise Bourgeois: From Little Pea to Runaway Girl
Cited as epitaph to Elaine P. Miller, Head Cases (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014), 7.
*Topiary IV by Bourgeois
- Deepak Chopra (via purplebuddhaproject)
Don’t just take things as they are just because they sound good or because you’re accustomed to it. And surely don’t ignore and block things out simply because it’s unheard of or “crazy talk”. Always ask why. Never settle.
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