From the Editor, Dennis Rivers:
It feels time for a great awakening of reverence for life. One thing that amazes and terrifies me about the Sixth Mass Extinction now underway is the suicidal element in runaway industrialism: as we kill the living land and sea with our pesticides, herbicides and industrial wastes, we and everyone we love will also die. It seems to me that the blindness of greed can turn into a kind of suicidal mania.
In the face of this madness, I find myself practicing what feels like a new meditation mantra for our time:
“May every heart
be filled with infinite kindness,
including your heart and mine,
and reaching out in widening circles.”
In this and similar practices may we find the strength to change our ways and nurture (rather than destroy) the web of life.
Here is a CNN documentary on the topic: