Among the various Earth Day quotes that I saw online yesterday there were a few sentiments being expressed that basically likened the human race to a cancer on the face of the planet.
Now, I understand grieving for damage done by industrial "progress". But, ultimately, we aren't going to serve the Earth by turning around and demonizing humanity.
We're a part of the natural world; that's the point. Hurling curses at the human race essentially amounts to insulting Nature who begat us.
We all grew up amidst belief systems that did little to encourage our blossoming... We have much to learn and to unravel. It's soul work, probably foreseen at the onset...
So maybe we could, instead of beating ourselves up for our missteps, honor what strides we are now taking towards awakening?