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World Environment Day – Only One Earth

Jun 06 2022

World Environment Day – Only One Earth

Today is World Environment Day. It’s the day we celebrate our sacred water, air, soil, mountains, trees, Mother Earth and Mother Nature. But this year we really need, in addition to celebrating our precious planet, to stop, reflect and contemplate on what are we really doing? What are we doing to our air, our water, our soil? More than 10.5 million people die every year due to polluted air and polluted water. In Covid we saw that we are the problem and therefore we can be the solution. When we went inside, when we were locked down, Mother Earth healed in so many ways. Air was clean. Water was clean. We had elephants coming out of the jungles and bathing in Mother Ganga. It was a tragedy for humans but a blessing for the Earth…. Let us really take a moment, or several moments, to contemplate how we can live more consciously, with more clarity about our global family and our connection to all of life here on Earth. By changing how we eat, how we dress, how we shop – we could have an enormous impact on the environment. Simple steps like going vegetarian, buying organic, buying local and of course living simply so that others, and the Earth, may simply live……
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Our scriptures teach us that as is the inner world, so is the outer world. If we can bring peace, harmony and balance to our inner world we will stop needing to gobble up and abuse the outer world in our rush to buy more, more and more, cheaper, cheaper and cheaper….
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Let today be a sacred opportunity to choose conscious living.
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