Mindfully Green: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking
1 Jan 2010
In this wise and compassionate book (full of 'all the impossibly gnarly problems that face us on this planet'), featuring a foreword by Susan Murphy, Stephanie Kaza helps awaken in the reader a state of 'green practice'. She describes this as a skilful propensity to become aware and creative towards the engulfing environmental disaster of our time without becoming paralysed. While practical approaches to an eco-responsible lifestyle offer important first steps, it is critical that we ground these actions in a broader understanding so that we can effect real change in the world. The 'green practice path' helps us find a personal connection with green living that will sustain us on our journey. It allows us to deeply sense the generosity of the earth and develops in us the desire to respond in kind, with actions that are born from gratitude and love for the planet that gave us life itself. In this book, Stephanie Kaza offers a simple, Buddhist-inspired philosophy for undertaking environmental action in real, practical and effective ways. Her wise insights help us discover new ways to think more deeply about our impact on the natural world, engage in environmental change, and make green living a personal practice based in compassion and true conviction.