Gazing 5 minutes at a climate change headline

Every Monday 3:00-3:45pm in room 1638 of the Du Bois Library, we gather for “Holding Earth: Mindful Climate Action.” Yesterday we listened to excerpts of this NYT article, “Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4.” Then we gazed for 5 minutes at slide #2.

This exercise was inspired by Thomas Huebl, who explains more here (3:45 minutes)

Says Huebl, “This is a spiritual practice that helps us to expand our awareness into the bigger We-space. We relate to current world events – and often this is experienced as ‘negative news’. That means this event triggers in me so much discomfort that I want to turn away. If enough people are able to perceive and feel what we are doing to each other right now on the planet – that is the basis for a change.”

The Talking Truth goal here: To respond to climate change and co-create change from our conscious awareness.


Reference Services Librarian, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Liaision to Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Hillel.

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