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CHORUS of CHOICES - In 10 Notes CHORUS of CHOICES - In 10 Notes
by David Sparenberg
2022-07-27 08:38:13
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One: Earth is in danger.  We are the source of Earth’s endangerment. Troubles are real.  Consequences are rapidly becoming global reality.

Two: Each person living on this Living Earth must take a clear, unwavering stand, standing in responsibility and raising an alerting voice.

Three: Individual voices need to become a global chorus—the chorus of human choices.

Four: Often people will need to overcome obstructions and resistances of selfishness for the sake of species and planet—for continuance into future generations of inclusionary justice.

Five: From solitude of awakening to solidarity of commitment, the chorus of choices must (and truly must) become a change of direction, volte-face, a different, redefining course of action.

Six: How we exist in our estrangement is cause of the trauma, is at the root of Earth Crisis.  Resources for solutions await empowerment into how we can, appropriately and in a union of affirmation, yet become.  How do we emerge out of our complex of domination-subjugation and exploitation into a dignity bestowing Existential Ecosophy?

Seven: Beyond illusions and limitations of market materialism, can eco-empathic decisions define, turnabout, and free us and future generations from us and the fatal heritage of the past?

Eight: Individually voices call for union.  We unite to enable action.  We act to empower conditional changes.

Nine: Do we dare not meet this challenge?  Do we dare not do the work of necessity?  How dare we not!

Ten: Indifference provides no safety.  Failure is not an option, extinction is not reversable. The choice is between the atavistic inclusiveness of self-fulfillment as eco-empathy and the blackhole of extinction.  The choice is of choices and the choice is in the making at every place, in every hour, minute, of sentient presence.

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David Sparenberg is author of CONFRONTING the CRISIS: Essays & Meditations on Eco Spirituality in the Earth Spirit Series (Moon Books).  An international essayist and eco-poet, David lives in Seattle, WA in the Pacific Northwest, USA.


   
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