And our inexplicable love for this world, our delight and grief -- what is that but the Cosmos loving itself, delighting in itself, grieving for itself? --David Hinton

An Ethics of Wild Mind

An Ethics of Wild Mind

Feb 18, 2023-- "Winter is a kind of pregnant emptiness. Spring emerges out of that--it flourishes. And life flourishes in summer and then dies back into that emptiness of winter. And you realize, oh, my thoughts are doing the same thing that the ten thousand things do--they're part of the same tissue...And so that's another radical reweaving of consciousness and wildness--what I mean by "wild mind." In this conversation, the poet David Hinton traces the shifts in human consciousness that distanced us from nature, he draws on Tao and Ch'an Buddhist philosophy in an effort to help us navigate the sixth extinction with an ethics tempered by love. (1910 reads)


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