The “I” that is Soul awake in LOVE, LOVES all life, but that does mean that “I” LOVES or even likes all that humans are being in this experience of life; that Soul, that is “I” awake in LOVE observes that it is not a matter of IF life would continue to be without man, but how much BETTER life would continue to be without man — a most tragic observation of humankind’s failure, as stewards of life’s eternal process.
“In the loss of skill, we lose stewardship; in losing stewardship we lose fellowship; we become outcasts from the great neighborhood of Creation. It is possible – as our experience in this good land shows – to exile ourselves from Creation, and to ally ourselves with the principle of destruction – which is, ultimately, the principle of nonentity. It is to be willing in general for being to not-be. And once we have allied ourselves with that principle, we are foolish to think that we can control the results. (pg. 303, The Gift of Good Land)” ~ Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays