Re-Storying Our Future Through Water

It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories. The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we fit into it, is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned the new story.

— Thomas Berry, The Great Work

If there is a crux to any of our personal or collective challenges these days it undoubtedly hinges in some fashion on questions of identity: Who am I? Who are we? Who are they? Am I enough? Worthy of life? Worthy of a good life?

What is it to be a human being, anyway? And what of these stories of who we tell ourselves we are?

What if, just what if we are far more wondrous and mysterious and grander beings that we have grown to believe we are? What if, in fact, we are the Earth herself waking up to herself? To her own beauty and wonder?

Oh my god! Perhaps the mystic poet Kabir, of India, is right:

Everybody understands the single drop

merging into the ocean.

One in a million understands the ocean

merging into a single drop.

This video is my play with your personal and our collective identity. It is a recording from a presentation given in a Presbyterian Church and is my attempt to remind me of who, indeed, I am also. For upon this question of identity our future rests. The video closes with an invitation into a daily practice I call One Glass. It is a simple practice that, I believe, will enrich your life and indeed help change the world. And finally, the video shows how your small pocket change can indeed save a human life: small-change.org.

About Larry Glover

A lover of wild nature, author, speaker, retreat facilitator & wilderness guide, revealing all the while we are more like the forest—than we are different.

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2 Responses to Re-Storying Our Future Through Water

  1. tim rumsey says:

    Larry your poem about talking to the trees is beautiful.It helped slow me down.Hope you and Dottie are well.Peace. Tim

  2. Larry Glover says:

    Thanks for the comment Tim. Knowing that it helped ‘slow you down,’ is a gift to me.

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