Amidst the recent calls to rise up and take action to protect our earth home, it is so apparent we all have to take part in the space we occupy. We can’t be so greedy. The more we consume, the more we produce. We all need to make changes.
Terry Tempest Williams writes this about environmental riches:
“The irony of our existence is this: We are infinitesimal in the grand scheme of evolution, a tiny organism on Earth. And yet, personally, collectively, we are changing the planet through our voracity, the velocity of our reach, our desires, our ambitions, and our appetites. We multiply, our hunger multiplies, and our insatiable craving accelerates.
Consumption is a progressive disease.
We believe in more, more possessions, more power, more war. Anywhere, everywhere our advance of aggression continues.
My aggression toward myself is the first war.
Wilderness is an antidote to the war within ourselves.
How do we find our way back to a world interrelated and interconnected, whose priority is to thrive and evolve? What kind of belief systems are emerging now that reinforce and contribute to a world increasingly disconnected from nature? And what about the belief — my belief — in all that is wild?
I return to the wilderness to remember what I have forgotten, that the world can be wholesome and beautiful, that the harmony and integrity of ecosystems at peace is a mirror to what we have lost.”
It’s heartbreaking to hear about the actual scientific evidence of the devastation we have cumulatively created. Let’s start, or continue to do what we can to support the health and healing of our home. Autumn is here. Plant a tree. Let your lawn grow more. Get to know a place close to Nature. The more we connect, the more we love, and will fight to protect!