Saturday, October 11, 2008


Our culture, sadly, promotes a "me and other" as well as an "us and them" mentality so it's very understandable if we feel disconnected, separate, from others and from all of reality. We don't have to view matters that way at all, however:

Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.

Hildegard of Bingen


  1. hildegard was so gifted....i've been listening all week to "11,000 Virgins -Chants for the Feast of St. Ursula" that she's so calming and clear.

  2. Ah, yes, Roberta. I have that CD. Love it!

  3. I find it wonderful that this theme runs through many of my classes as well. It's what so much of environmental education is-teaching how we are related and connected to the world, and how what we do affects the world around us. And that connectedness is why we should care what happens in the future.

    That painting is beautiful...I don't know anything about Hildegard. When did she live?

  4. Medieval period.

    Click through on her name underneath the quotation and that will get you started! Amazingly gifted woman in theology, music, medicine and the visual arts.


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