To grow in reverence for one is to grow in reverence for the other. As a scientist, he sought to understand the natural world and as a priest, he sought to understand our relationship to God. As if we could, somehow, control or contain the vast universe of which we are such a tiny part. There it was so succinct and elegant — a quote that expresses what I feel and believe. Although, I had not really thought about him in quite some time, I believe that his writings have had an influence on how I think about the earth, the cosmos and our place in both. Was Teilhard suggesting in 1936 that when we come to understand space, wind, gravitation and tides, we would learn to how to use them for energy production without damaging the natural world? Whatever it took to raise 5 kids and remain true to my values.
Most importantly, to me at least, he believed that the natural world and the spiritual world are intricately connected. Like many other students, I read his writings with great interest. About What a Heart Can Hold I'm Jan Krause Greene - writer, peace activist and lover of the earth. I was particularly struck by Hymn of the Universe. We tend to think of love as something that exists for us and in us, despite how we live on the earth.
But maybe, the love that we experience is just a tiny fraction of the love that is waiting for us when we learn to live in harmony with the earth. Self-described seeker and visionary, her poetry and fiction examine life's big questions from the perspective of characters both young and old, struggling to understand their place in the world. Jan Krause Greene lives in a suburb of Boston. Pearce, 32, lives and breathes the creative rainbow mother archetype in a little pink house. I formed my opinions about life at an early age and they haven't really changed much since then - I believe war does not create lasting solutions, love will be the real revolution, and the human heart can expand until it holds love for the whole world. I came upon this quote at the beginning of the first chapter of the now-classic, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Now, in the early 21st century, we have come to a tipping point of enormous consequence.
What a mind-blowing concept that is! I can't carry a tune, but I love to sing and don't know any steps, but I love to dance! And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire. Norris is a former diplomat, turned political writer, and with age and wisdom - inspirati. The first chapter is about love. He believed in the continuing evolution of the natural world and the continuing evolution of the human capacity for understanding. But, only if we harness the energies of love with the same fervor and dedication that we have devoted to harnessing the resources of the natural world. Maybe, we who are living now at this period of environmental peril are the ones who will discover how to truly harness space, wind, tides and gravitation with reverence for the natural world and gratitude for all it provides. ~~~~~~ Personal note about my discovery of Teilhard when I was a student at Boston College.
A speaker and writer of truth. So what does it mean to harness space, the winds, the tides, even gravity? He viewed gaining knowledge as a step in our quest to understand our relationship to divinity. I wanted to find the date of the quote so I googled him and came upon the American Teilhard Association. I embrace their objectives and explore some of them in my novel I Call Myself Earth Girl and its sequel which I am writing now. It is so interesting to me that Teilhard predicts we will finally understand the power of love after we have learned to harness space, wind, tides and gravitation.
Maybe we are the explorers who will discover and unleash the incredible power of love that has surrounded humanity for all of its existence. Due to our unrelenting search for sources of energy that come from the earth and our unsustainable agricultural practices, we are in danger of losing the capacity to harness the most incredible and powerful source of energy in the universe — love. And was he also suggesting that only when we finally learn to produce energy without harming the natural world, will we be ready to understand the true power of love? She has 15 years' experience wor. I am looking forward to reading more Jan. Reading this quote brought me back to my days at Boston College in the 1960s when the Vatican still considered his work to be erroneous, if not heretical. Currently the co-host of a cable television show, Oneness and Wellness - the Good News Show, she also presents her original poetry at a variety of venues. I think I would find kindred spirits there.
We are in danger of depleting our natural resources, as well as eliminating species in both the plant and animal world. The more we understand the mysteries of nature, the better able we will be to understand the mystery of divine love. Maybe, just maybe, you and I were chosen to be emissaries of that divine love. He fell out of favor with the Vatican due to the nature of some of his writings…writings which are now taught in theology and philosophy classes in many Catholic universities. . The natural world faces all sorts of threats caused by our misunderstanding of our relationship to it.
Teilhard de Chardin 1881-1955 was a Jesuit priest and a scientist. I might have to join this organization. . . . . .