The challenge of integration

It’s central to the fact that you’re a mortal being that you have to consider how you’re going to live with the one precious life that you have. In the context of climate change, I think there’s a very clear parallel between our denial of our death — the fact that we can’t really confront this fact that we’re going to die — and this denial of this planetary emergency. I think the two are extremely closely linked. And yet, figuring out in what way they’re linked and how facing up to one might help us to deal with the other is, I think, a shared endeavor.

— Jonathan Rowson, co-founder of Perspectiva, in a wide-ranging conversation with Krista Tippett for On Being

Image: Temple Garden by Paul Klee (1920) via wikiart

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