A piece of Antarctica the size of Delaware (more than a trillion metric tons) broke off last week. Did anything change? Will life only change once it's too late, and every coastal city (Miami/parts of NYC, etc) disappears? We need to do everything possible in our own lives, and to pressure corporations, to do what's right. We MUST wake up to the reality of our actions creating reactions, and begin to shoulder some of the responsibility. As consumers, we can do things like stop buying fast fashion, plastic bottles/toys/etc, batteries that aren't rechargeable, and we can carry reusable bags w/ us when we shop. We can order out less, and we can recycle. We can also choose to support sustainable businesses (or help create one!). .
This stuff weighs seriously heavy on my heart because each and Aa every one of us makes a difference, but so many don't realize it. When I see someone throwing a bottle out of a car window on a country road (happened last week) or their candy wrapper on the street (happens all the time), I realize what a sickness it is to not take responsibility for one's actions. .
A friend of mine, Aasif, once explained to me that his spiritual name means two main things. "Strong Wind" is one. And forgiveness, or "sorry", is another. The way I understand this is that sometimes, fierce storms and other extreme natural changes are sent to snap us out of our comfort, and wake us up. Mother Nature wishes it wasn't so... and apologizes. But how else would we listen and change? I wish we didn't have to be brought to our knees, but sometimes, when we are so painfully asleep to what needs to be done, the Universe needs to do just that. Change the course FOR us, so that we have no other choice but to make the changes we MUST, and that are in our power to do. .
One final thought about Antarctica - looks a lot like a brain, doesn't it? Maybe we can take that inspiration, and think. Let's use our own minds and finally start doing what we can, each one of us, until it all adds up to the change we need for our planet, and all of the beings here. Soon, we'll have no other choice. #climatechange #wakeup #wedomakeanimpact #oil #wind #water #sun #choosebetter