The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. Is a mountain a deity, or a mere pile of ore?
"The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are our biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity - then we will treat each one with greater respect. This is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective."
Photos: Rocky Mountain Iris, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, June 14, 2016; Moose, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, June 9, 2016; David Suzuki
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.