“It is a divine thing that that we are looking at.
The order and the beauty of the world around us is startling,
and do not take it for granted.
Do not take any of this for granted.
We are living in some kind of paradise.
We are living in something that we look over and take for granted
day after day after day.
We look at the trees,
but I want to tell you something now,
the trees are also looking at us.
There is a reciprocity between what is in nature and what is us.
We have not known about that until today.
The genome of nature is looking at a mirror as the genome of the human being,
the human family.
And there is a recognition between the two of us.
Back and forth.
And that is called nature disorder when you don’t understand it.
And all of you who are studying.
All of you who have got brains and want to get through this university system,
go into nature and suck up the silence of nature.
And meditate with that silence.
You don’t have to go into a church.
Nature holds that silence in a sacred form for you that is identifiable by you,
by your brain, by who you are and the functioning of your body.
And make no mistake about it,
you will be expected to stand up for the world,
because the last great frontier of greed is not just you as slaves;
the great frontier of greed is nature.
The great frontier is the trees,
the forest, the species of the forest.
All of the things that are in nature.
All of the things that are getting rolled over by concrete.
And you cannot allow that to happen.”
(from a talk given at the West End Cultural Center in Winnipeg Manitoba, March 15, 2017)