ex·tinc·tion wit·ness

biodiversity is social diversity

ex·tinc·tion /ikˈstiNG(k)SHən/
    PHYSICS reduction in the intensity of light.

wit·ness /ˈwitnis/
    to see.

bare /be(ə)r/  com·pas·sion /kəmˈpaSHən/
    expose something. ‘with’· ‘desire’; ‘with’ · ‘love’.

This mass extinction event can be allayed.
Many who are now on the edge of existence can be revived.

Species extinction, as with all death, is elemental to life.

Right now the rate of species extinction exceeds that of past mass extinction events. Relative to one human lifetime, Earth entered the present — or 6th — mass extinction a while ago.

Let this mass extinction event be catalyst for mass transformation of whole human institutions and operating systems equivalent to the transformation of Earth’s ecosystems since the industrial and technological revolutions began. Let the pending loss of every home and family member break open the human heart.

Loss of this magnitude is incomprehensible to the mind 
 and, thus, capable of changing the mind.
 How this change plays out,
 whether ultimately destructive 
 or regenerative, is determined by many factors, 
 most critically the revival of community. And, with friendship in practice
 lending to radical change in the market place,
 this mass extinction event can be allayed.

Invitation to Pause

To protect the most vulnerable and vital remaining intact communities and regenerate thriving local economies, individuals must change their own patterns of relationship; consumption. No body is anyone’s resource. Absolute misery is not the absence of amenities, but the absence of community for it is by way of thriving community that basic amenities are provided. Intimacy with suffering is an honest compass for personal and communal transformation required to make living a lot less painful for everyone.

Read thoughts on the distinction between sorrow and lamentation.

Read thoughts on a necessary change of attitude.

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