How Compassion Fruits’ (Oil painting on canvas by Alan Rayner, 2008)

When we know infinite space

To be the receptive influence

That calls into energetic response

We recognise our inner motivation

With a sigh of relief

And a breath of fresh air

Which removes the suffocation

Of abstract imposition

That forces us inside

Four walls of a Whole,

Complete Structure

That only really exists


As a climbing frame

For Life to blossom

Within & Around

Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion

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