Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Web

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” 
~Chief Seattle, 1855

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

great quote and so true...but seldom do we think it...

tattytiara said...

That's an incredibly good analogy. What a beautiful photo, too.

Mary LA said...

Just found your blog -- Chief Seattle was a great visionary

Shadow said...

damn right! why do so few seem to realise this?????

Felicitas said...

Brian, you're right. I think for most people it is difficult to really feel the connection day-to-day. Especially when our Western society seems to value more the triumphs of the individual over what we do for eachother and anything not related to the economy.

Tatty, I like the analogy too. The web is strong but it's not invulnerable.

Welcome, Mary!

Great question, Shadow. I don't understand that either.

Monkey Man said...

It is so sad that we virtually destroyed a society that had such a wise and special connection to Mother Earth. We forget respect for each other and our resources.

Anonymous said...

OhI love this you've stated here... i agree and LOVE this music!!!

Hugs

Felicitas said...

MM, it is sad - and even more so because we've done it throughout history. But perhaps we're getting closer to learning the lesson (hopefully before it's too late).

Thank you, Anonymous : )

Realliveman said...

This is how I live my life.

What I do, how I act, what I say affects those around me. And everyone is around me. Connected.

Felicitas said...

This is how I am too, R. The key to feeling the connection is living consciously and choosing to act with integrity.

Dulce said...

Just to tell you that anonymous comment was mine... have no idea why it got anonymous ... ah this music!

otin said...

Yes, the human race is a little pompous when it comes to evaluating our importance in the grand scheme of things.