“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ” ~Native American Proverb
April 22nd the world observes Earth Day. DO You? Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.
What a tremendous, sacred gift we have been given to live in this beautiful world! Do we truly hold it dear to our hearts, or do we take it for granted?
“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” ~Robert Orben
“For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death.” ~Tom McMillan, quoted in Francesca Lyman, The Greenhouse Trap, 1990
“In all things of nature there is something marvelous.” ~Aristotle~
What has happened in our world? I am sad and dismayed when I read in the newspapers that ethics have been put aside in favor of greed and financial gain.
Our Earth was created as a sacred space, a cloak that protects us with a life giving atmosphere, a cloak that protects a vast vegetation of plants and animals that depend on each other for survival . We have abused this Earth’s sacredness and are ruining our soil and water with chemicals, garbage and pollutants. Forests have been erased around the world and cities have been built too close to floodplains. It we don’t mend our environmental cloak around the world , HOW will we live?
“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” ~Elwyn Brooks White, Essays of E.B. White, 1977
We need positive changes in attitudes, and each of us needs to speak out. We have to turn battle against nature into appreciation and partnership with nature. We need to let our country heads and lawmakers know how we feel.
“Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.” ~Dennis Gabor, Inventing the Future, 1963
You can make a difference too, by raising your voice against the practices that cause environmental damage , needless wars and large scale suffering around the world.
“There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. ” ~Brooke Medicine Eagle
While gazing out of my apartment balcony recently, I saw a big tree. I saw the trunk as the body with a sad face. The branches were like arms-some weak, some strong, reaching out in all directions. it reminded me of the plight of our earth. My heart breaks when I see suffering. Peace is far more cheaper than war. Dont you think so too?
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~Chief Seattle, 1855
We should never forget that in preserving the environment and fostering peace and love in the world, we protect our most precious resource- our children, grand-children and all generations to come. As we make efforts to heal the earth, also reach out to heal each other.
Speak out with love and understanding to your families, communities, friends and the world. Look around you and you will see how important it is for us to make Every day – Earth day!
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” ~John Muir
Healing our mindsets, healing our hearts is the first and most important step in truly healing Marvelous Mother Earth.
Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970 and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.
How do YOU observe earth day? What have you done to preserve, love, nurture and heal mother earth? Please share your thoughts in the comments below and if you liked this article do share it on facebook, twitter etc. with the sharing buttons below this article. Your love and support is highly appreciated.
With Immense Love & Gratitude, ~Zeenat~
Counseling Psychologist/Spiritual Counselor