By Thich Nhat Hanh
Whereas many specialists element to the big complexity in addressing concerns starting from the destruction of ecosystems to the lack of thousands of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key factor as having the capability to create a tipping element. He believes that we have to circulate past the concept that of the "environment," because it leads humans to adventure themselves and Earth as separate entities and to determine the planet simply by way of what it may do for them. Thich Nhat Hanh issues to the shortcoming of that means and connection in peoples' lives as being the reason for our habit to consumerism. He deems it very important that we realize and reply to the tension we're placing in the world if civilization is to outlive. Rejecting the traditional financial strategy, Nhat Hanh exhibits that mindfulness and a religious revolution are had to defend nature and restrict weather switch.
Love Letter to the Earth is a hopeful e-book that provides us a route to persist with by means of exhibiting that modify is feasible basically with the popularity that individuals and the planet are eventually one and a similar.
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We can’t simply depend upon her to keep up us; we additionally have to look after her. except we repair the Earth’s stability, we are going to proceed to reason loads of destruction and it'll be tough for all times in the world to proceed. we have to detect that the stipulations that might aid to revive the mandatory stability don’t come from open air us; they arrive from within us, from our personal mindfulness, our personal point of wisdom. Our personal woke up cognizance is what can heal the Earth. there's a revolution that should take place and it starts off from inside of each people. after we swap the way in which we see the realm, once we become aware of that we and the Earth are one and we start to reside with mindfulness, our personal agony will begin to ease. while we’re not crushed by means of our personal affliction, we are going to have the compassion and knowing to regard the Earth with love and appreciate. Restoring stability to ourselves, we will be able to commence the paintings of restoring stability to the Earth. there isn't any distinction among hindrance for the planet and challenge for ourselves and our personal health. there's no distinction among therapeutic the planet and therapeutic ourselves. all at once, from at the back of the rim of the moon, in lengthy, slow-motion moments of substantial majesty, there emerges a glowing blue and white jewel, a gentle, gentle sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, emerging steadily like a small pearl in a thick sea of black secret. It takes greater than a second to totally become aware of this is often Earth . . . domestic. —Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut (1971) bankruptcy three WELCOME domestic IN 1969, FOR the 1st time ever, humans observed photos of the Earth taken by way of astronauts orbiting the moon. This used to be the 1st time shall we see the totality of our planet. visible from area, lets see the Earth as one dwelling procedure. lets see how attractive but additionally how fragile the Earth was once and her surroundings too—just a tiny skinny layer retaining us all. To the astronauts, the Earth seemed as a dynamic, alive, and consistently sparkling jewel. while I first observed these photographs, i used to be surprised. i presumed, “Dear Earth, I didn’t understand that you're so attractive. I see you in me. I see me myself in you. ” The physicist Albert Einstein, taking a look deeply into the flora and fauna, was once moved through the nice concord, attractiveness, and wonder of the cosmos. It produced in him a sense of serious admiration and love, which he defined as a cosmic spiritual feeling. Einstein didn’t think in faith or a God as such, but taking a look into the character of the cosmos he expressed a non secular sentiment which transcended the necessity for a private God, and kept away from dogma and theology. TAKING safe haven, TAKING accountability many folks imagine that heaven is elsewhere and so they are looking to move there once they die. but they've got no evidence that this type of position quite exists. We shouldn’t allow ourselves be lured by way of the belief of a remote paradise. The Earth is actual. The Earth is right here. She is an excellent phenomenon, current here and now. in reality, the Earth is the main attractive position within the heavens.