beingness is an approach to people and to life

We are the land … that is the fundamental idea embedded in Native American (and all) life. The Earth is the mind of the people as we are the mind of the earth. The land is not really the place (separate from ourselves) where we act out the drama of our isolate destinies. It is not a means of survival, a setting for our affairs … It is rather a part of our being, dynamic, significant, real. It is our self …

It is not a matter of being ‘close to nature’ … The Earth is, in a very real sense, the same as our self (or selves) … That knowledge, though perfect, does not have associated with it the exalted romance of the sentimental ‘nature lovers’, nor does it have, at base, any self-conscious ‘appreciation’ of the land … It is a matter of fact, one known equably from infancy, remembered and honoured at levels of awareness that go beyond consciousness, and that extend long roots into primary levels of mind, language, perception and all the basic aspects of being …

Paula Gunn Allen, Laguna Pueblo

This morning as I was just spacing around, and I stumbled a cross this piece of text that perfectly describes what I needed to hear about being at this particular point in time. It corresponded exactly to where I was right now. Stunning! It seems that there really are no coincidences in life, its more like beingness is always the right place at the right time. Here nature is wonderfully acting as a remote contact to this particular content, and in guidance by the self in the mind of the earth.