There are many topics I don’t address here, mainly because what comes to me to say about it seems too obvious or predictable, at least if addressed in a brief blog post. Inquiry and deep ecology is one of them.
I also realize that by writing about it, I may uncover things that I wasn’t initially aware of. Or, engaging with the topic with curiosity may plant a seed that reveals something to me later.
How does inquiry connect with deep ecology?
One approach would be to look for…..
A boundary between me and the wider world, nature, the universe.
A boundary between me and nonhuman species, and future generations.
Me, nonhuman species, future generations, Earth, the universe.
Can I find any of these boundaries? Can I find it, outside of words, images, sensations?
Can I find what stops me from acting on behalf of nonhuman species, ecosystems, and future generations? Can I find the fear, lethargy?
Can I find a command to act, or not to act?
And so on. (Living Inquiries.) I can also identify and question any stressful thoughts, or any assumptions, I have on any of these topics. (The Work.)