if I am able to understand that I am disconnected, and if I am pained by this existential loneliness and wish to find connection, then I may fall prey to the monological idea that I am responsible for reconnecting myself to the world. Indigenous ethics suggest that one's proper lifework is to care for others with whom one shares situatedness, and to care for one's self by being available.
Nature has taught me about fluid adaptability. About not only weathering storms, but using howling winds to spread seeds wide, torrential rains to nurture roots so they can grow deeper and stronger. Nature has taught me that a storm can be used to clear out branches that are dying, to let go of that which was keeping us from growing in new directions.
brown, adrienne maree (2017) Emergent Strategy.pdf