Beyond Environment: Falling Back in Love with Mother Earth

Image Courtesy: NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center

The Buddhist Monk, Thich Naht Hahn is one of my sources of wisdom. In a recent article in The Guardian he articulates the need, especially at this moment in our evolution, to step out duality into unity consciousness with our relationship to this beautiful blue jewel of a planet that we live on. Earth I Am, Water I Am, Air I Am, Fire I Am. “Change is possible only if there is a recognition that people and planet are ultimately one and the same.“You carry Mother Earth within you,” says Thay. “She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment.“In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. In that kind of relationship you have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change your life.“Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing.“Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the earth are two separate entities, the Earth is only the environment. You are in the centre and you want to do something for the Earth in order for you to survive. That is a dualistic way of seeing.“So to breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it and realize you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the consciousness of the earth. Not to cut the tree not to pollute the water, that is not enough.” More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s