There was nothing and then life came into existence. Stephen Hawking says, "It was possible for the entire universe to appear out of nothing." There is a place from which all things grew into a miraculous emergence.
Without deep reflection, we have taken on the story of endings, assumed the story of extinction, and have believed that it is the certain outcome of our presence here. From this position, fear, bereavement, and denial keep us in the state of estrangement from our natural connection with land.
We need new stories, new terms and conditions that are relevant to the love of land, a new narrative that would imagine another way, to learn the infinite mystery and movement at work in the world. It would mean we, like the corn people of the Maya, give praise and nurture creation.
"We try to hold onto the experience by capturing it. If we regard something as valuable and extraordinary then it becomes quite separate from us. The evaluation comes from the fear of being separated which is just what keeps us separated."
~Chogyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism