Balance in AmericaSubmitted by admin on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 00:21
I think at its core the balance focus of Yin/Yang could be the bridge between our former success as a country and a prosperous future avoiding the current pitfall short term gains sacrificing our long term well being. If we can take our remaining resources and treasure them, sustainably harvest them and employ/deploy them efficiently and economically we can attain greater success as a society then anyone ever thought possible.
I was really moved by the Shinto reverence for nature, something that I think has long been missing in the West... The one exception was Americas pioneering the concept of reserving land as natural unspoiled wilderness preserves for future generations. Its unfortunate that we recently passed legislation to start selling these off despite swearing we never would.