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How can we be fully attentive when our lives are cluttered with so many possessions, so many attachments, so many desires?

What we are experiencing now as a global community is the breaking down of old patterns and the beginning of the formation of new ones. This is a painful process.

by Elizabeth Austin Asch “It is only for the purity of the animals themselves that we [humans] are allowed to still live.” ~ Salvatore Gencarelle Popular media like the New York Times contains an ever greater number of articles about animal sentience. Most recently, on January 29, 2016 Sally McGrane wrote “German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too.”   The evidence is everywhere: much more goes on in the minds… Read More