we are inseperately connected, all of us. no matter how heavy the veil of seperation may be resting upon us, we stay closely and innately intertwined with nature, whether we are conscious of this precious bond or not.
we need each other to live, to thrive. it's a cycle, a close link that can't be separated.
we breathe in the oxygen that some plants and trees around us exhaled and in return, we give them the CO2 we produce while exhaling, which they gladly inhale and use to build up bio mass to grow, turning it back into oxygen. when one breathes in, the other one breathes out. we give and take. shared success. a relationship based on mutual benefits and it can be equal and peaceful.
yet, the health and functionality of those precious lungs of the earth can't be taken for granted.
it's our responsibility to protect them, to ensure that they can live peacefully and fulfill their purpose just as we are trying to find out about ours.
our individual actions matter. it all adds up, creating a huge, mass effect.
we can preserve and protect forests by 🌳 avoiding meat & dairy products leading to deforestation of rainforests to grow animal feed
🌳growing our own food (especially planting FOOD TREES 🍊🍎🍋🍑🍒) with natural principles and
buying local, organic, chemical-free produce
🌳 buying sustainable, certified products (furniture etc) that are tree-free / made from recycled paper and avoid paper if possible
🌳 supporting tree planting projects like @ecosiaorg, a search engine that plants trees with each search entry 🌳 avoid any products palm oil and cheap ingredients 🌳 consuming less, more consciously 🌟 going out into nature, feeling the wind on your skin, observing the leaves and branches dancing in the wind, feeling into that beautiful connection 🍃🌿💫.
■ 《 Let us plead with ourselves to live in a way
which will not deprive other living beings
of air, water, food, shelter, or the chance to live. 》 - Thich Nhat Hahn ✨