Our need to know keeps us from learning so much…

Cover of "Native Wisdom for White Minds"

Cover of Native Wisdom for White Minds

Begin to care for nature and nature cares for you, in unsuspected waysBill Neidjie, Aboriginal elder and author of Kakadu Man.

On the eve of the climax of the great angst – the PM’s announcement of the details of the Carbon Tax package – we hear more wisdom from the earth’s indigenous peoples.

In our sophistication we need to know the “payoff” for each new initiative – even when returning to conservation principles. All our questions need to be answered.

Native Wisdom for White Minds makes the point that such questions never arise with indigenous peoples. Where the care of nature is concerned they simply start the necessary action. Our “need to know” often stops us from beginning.

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A year or three into the sizzliing sixties. Still learning that the more I know, the more I don't know. What I do know, however, I know well.

Posted on July 8, 2011, in environment, reconciliation and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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