Violence against the Earth and interpersonal violence are two sides of the same coin. We now unite as a planetary community to stand together for the sacred; to midwife a transition to a world in which humanity will no longer dominate but cooperate with all life.
Though it is difficult to see, there is an emerging and different vision for humanity. This vision foresees a world without violence as the next chapter of our collective evolution. It shows a future humanity inhabiting this planet as a network of interconnected, autonomous communities of trust.
— LaDonna Brave Bull Allard
What happens outside, happens inside. Through this week’s quote by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, we explore how violence against the Earth and interpersonal violence are intimately related — each shining light on the other. The root of this problem lies in disconnection and objectification, the way we separate ourselves from others and justify harmful behaviors.
The solution, then, is to reconnect to the sacred, allowing us to see how interconnected our existence is on this planet.
Change starts with vision. We can change the platform on which we stand to nourish an attitude of cooperation with all of life, creating more peace. Through changing our thoughts and rehumanizing the people we share this planet with, we can create nonviolence in our interpersonal relationships and in our interactions with the earth.