Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology - All articles and poems are by Reza Ghadimi, unless otherwise noted.
We’ve been struggling to make sense of all that is happening in our world today, only to find ourselves spinning in the merry-go-round of excuses and blames. In this search for a rationale, one wonders how we got to this point, and realize that our information highway has sent us so far off course that we are hopelessly lost in this jungle of data. For the only thing worse than the dangers of little knowledge is the perils of too much information. And in the process of being smart, we are losing our connection with our humanity and the nature supporting us.
We are reminded of the belief and philosophy of the indigenous people around the world, whose connection to Mother Earth is essential to the very way of life. Like the Mapuche people of southern Chile and Argentina:
“When the world was born, the creator wanted us to protect it.
He put his soul inside every being so it would live forever.
Without soul, the rivers and forests would dry up,
The wind would not blow, the fire would die out,
And the earth would disappear.
The spirit of the earth lives inside all living things.
It speaks with sacred words to all living beings here.”