“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Happy EARTH DAY everyone!
Be good to yourself. Be good to each other. Be good to the planet. Be kind. Be loving. Be wise.
We not only inhabit this planet earth that sustains us and nurtures us, but we have this planet within us. It is our bodies, our blood, our bones, our breath.
We are all one. What goes around comes around.
This is the wisdom of no escape. (An actual Bhuddist teaching) There is no getting around it, above it, or below it. There is no 'away' to dump our non-biodegradable plastic and styrofoam garbage and toxic waste. It all ends up in our air, our water, our food, our bodies as poison. 💀
Remember the wisdom of no escape and CARE for this beautiful blue/green planet, the Mother of Us All.
Our bodies know how to remove toxins and waste from our blood and our vital organs and then eliminate it. This works well until we over load our bodies with toxins to the point of overwhelm and that is when we break down, get sick or diseases develop. Like our bodies our planet has systems that regenerate and transform waste into wealth. Like turning the bodies of dead dinosaurs etc into crude oil, or turning coal into diamonds. Our planet can re-purify water and use waste to create rich fertile soil to grow food. But overload the planet with non-biodegradable toxic waste that takes ages to break down, well it just accumulates destroying ecosystems and ultimately heating up the planet which then destroys more ecosystems, like the oceans which provide most of our oxygen.
Remember that to care for Mother Earth IS to care for yourself. It is in your best interest. It is in the best interest of all. Be selfish. Be generous. Be wise, and be wonderful. Meet the challenge. Be the change. Stop using disposable things, like plastic eating utensils. Keep a set your bag or pack, or a set of chopsticks. Say no to the plastic bag. Commit to one change for the year. Like one of the above, or no plastic water bottles. Act like our lives depend on it. Because most likely they do.