One and all: lunchtime thoughts and COP21 in Paris

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One and all: lunchtime thoughts and COP21 in Paris

Stepped out of the office just now to pick up some lunch. Ended up getting pasta with shrimp, coriander and lemon, a green salad and water. But what is more interesting than my lunch is that on the way back I spotted the above poster on a bus shelter advertising the coming Paris climate conference, COP21. ‘7 billion inhabitants,’ it says, ‘just 1 planet.’

It’s true that all 7 billion of us are living in one habitation and mostly not taking such good care of it.

I wondered, though, what would happen if we switched the perspective: ‘7 billion planets, just 1 inhabitant.’ It’s a different story if I see every single one of the 7 billion people/planets as being me/mine. I’m quite sure there would be far less suffering in the world – and probably a healthier planet – if we could each make that shift.

By | 2015-11-14T13:03:09+00:00 novembre 13th, 2015|Textes|2 Comments

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.


  1. David Kragseth 14 novembre 2015 at 1 h 54 min - Reply


    I hope you read this message and that you are okay. Another tragic day in Paris and the world. I do hope you and your family are safe.


    • wildflowerzen_admin 14 novembre 2015 at 13 h 05 min - Reply

      Hello David. Thank you for your message. Yes, my family and friends are all safe after this new horror in our city. This morning we are fortunate that life goes on for us, but how?
      Hope you and your family are all well, too.
      As ever,

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