Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

In the previous entry, The Three Sisters were mentioned. Corn, beans, and squash are grown together, an important example and symbol of cooperation permitting and nurturing growth and survival. These companion crops each contribute to the survival of the other. The corn acts as a support for the beans, the squash keeps away pests, and the beans help to fertilize the ground in which the crops are planted. Just as these crops are dependent on each other for their survival, so, too, are we impelled to rely on each other for our survival in community as well as individually. When we work to ensure the growth and survival of our companions on planet Earth, we ensure our own as well. Namaste!

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