I watched this beautiful dragonfly resting on a branch, and I had a thought. He has everything he needs…food, water, sunlight, companionship, a home. The Earth shares Herself with all Her beings, offering us everything we need regardless of who we are.
Her generosity isn’t based on income or social status or ethnicity or worthiness or even species. It comes from a boundless well of love untouched by our worldly considerations.
I've heard indigenous elders declare that the Earth is not a resource. She is the source of all life. And they speak of stepping lightly upon Her; and asking Her permission before you take from Her, taking only what you need; and offering a word of thanks for all we receive.
So simple, yet so profound…
(Additional photos: wandernature.com/new-photos)