Earth Day: Love Yourself- Love Your Mother

“The Earth has lost her equilibrium. The fact that we have lost connection with Earth’s natural rhythm is the cause of modern sickness…

We need to realize that the conditions that will help to restore the necessary balance don’t come from outside us; they come from inside us, from our own mindfulness, our own level of awareness. Our own awakened consciousness is what can heal the Earth.

 

     There is a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. When we change the way we see the world, we realize that we and the Earth are one and we begin to live with mindfulness, our own suffering will start to ease. When we’re no longer overwhelmed by our own suffering, we have the compassion and understanding to treat the Earth with love and respect. Restoring balance to ourselves, we can begin the work of restoring balance to the Earth…There is no difference between healing the planet and healing ourselves.”

 

                             -Thich Nhat Hanh, “Love Letter to the Earth” p 56-57.

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