Living in climate-controlled houses, electric lights blazing at night, and thinking our bodies are somehow vehicles to carry our minds around, it’s easy to live our lives as if we weren’t profoundly, irrevocably, inescapably part of earth and all earth’s system. Not only that, most of the spirituality of the past two millenia encouraged a radical spirit-flesh dichotomy aimed toward an ultimate “escape from earth” in the afterlife. I’ll talk about how I woke up out of this dream, how our culture still encourages it, and why I think it matters to realize that we are earth, and earth is us—for the sake not only of ourselves, but life itself.
Rev. Bob Corrin Morris on 04/14/13.
Rev. Bob Corrin Morris recently retired as director of Interweave in Summit. Rev. Morris is an Episcopalian priest.