Living in our cozy little "tiny home trailer" right now forces me to pay close attention to how much garbage I produce, for example... how much water and electricity is being used (I have experienced more than a few blown circuits in my learning!), and the products I use that are cycling back into the earth. All of this is very close to the surface in day to day life now. And it's a good thing. I find I don't waste food scraps as much as I used to. They either get composted or I find a creative way to consume them. I take better care... I conserve more... I am becoming more intentional in my use of resources. Just some of the gifts of choosing a simpler way of living. :-)
Yes, we the people have abused our precious earth, no doubt. Some of it out of greed and selfishness... and some of it just lack of awareness of the interdependence and interconnection of all things, especially our relationship with Mother Earth. I believe it is when we truly feel that connection that we more naturally act with honor and respect. This is true for me, anyway. The more I know about "how things work"... the closer I am to the processes and cycles... the more gratitude I feel for the natural resources we are granted. Yes, granted. It is a gift. We are cared for...
"Let the earth embrace you... the air caress you and take you... hear it whisper a sweet, sweet song... reminding you that you belong... come back... come back to your heart... to all that you are... all that you are... "
It's time that we really feel the connection and oneness in our hearts... between us and our precious earth. To honor it better. Respect it more. And to act accordingly. I'm learning to do my part... and praying we all move in this direction together. Namaste. <3