Feeling alarm or devastation
can guide us to a deep sanity, reminding us of who we are and what we need. It
can remind us that we belong to this larger body and that we care for it. Our
power to act, our power to take part in the healing of our world, our power to
bring things back into balance, comes from the same source as that devastation.
Our pain for the world, and our power to take part in the healing of our world,
both come from the same place.