I recently started following “The Natural Life Magazine” Twitter stream and this came to me–a video clip of Julia “Butterfly” Hill talking about the importance of not letting what we are against define us. If you don’t remember Hill, she is an American environmentalist who spent over 700 days–from December 1997 to December 1999–sitting and living 180 feet above the forest floor in a Sequoia Redwood she named “Luna.” Luna is estimated to be nearly 1000 years old. She sat as an act of civil disobedience to stop the clear cutting of the Redwoods at that time by Pacific Lumber Company.

In this clip Hill talks about the importance of working for what is good, as opposed to complaining about what is bad. She warns us of the chainsaws in our voices. She reminds us to see and call out the humanity in everyone.