Now and then I find myself considering the ailments of humanity and, now and then, I stumble upon a universal cure that, if implemented, would transform the world.
Alas, the world leaders don’t happen to listen to me, yet if they did I would tell them this: partnership. Partnership is the key to preventing us humans from running our world to the ground, destroying nature and killing each other. It is about partnership, or rather the lack of it. We do not recognize partners in this world yet if we could, if we would — everything would change.
Imagine seeing nature as a partner, not a thing or a resource to be used or saved. Imagine relating to animals as partners, to trees, mountains, rivers. Imagine learning from them, diving deeply into being present within nature, our natural habitat.
Imagine relating to God as as a partner and taking an equal share of responsibility for creating our world, our life, ourselves.
Imagine finally relating to other humans as partners rather than superiors or subordinates, betters or inferiors.
Imagine what would happen if instead of building hierarchies, we built partnerships.