There are somewhere around seven billion worlds on this planet and each one is a sacred place in the eyes of one individual soul. Each world overlaps
the others in ways that are obvious in some ways and unimaginable in others. Each world is walked upon, experienced and changed in it's very own
special way by the soul that resides in it.
Some of the souls that reside on this planet don't put much thought into how much their actions can bleed over and have dramatic effects in the other
worlds that are experienced here. Some try and do what they can to clean up the mess of these people so that others might be able to experience their
world in a peaceful and healthy way. What most don't understand is that the world they experience doesn't belong to them and that defacing it in any
way is a crime against any and every other one of the other souls experiencing this place. Because of this misunderstanding most of those who do
deface the planet aren't held accountable for their actions, and to make it worse, they aren't even encouraged to change their behaviour.
The biggest challenge that we face today is in the perception of our role here on this planet. We seem to look at it as a static platform that we
reside on instead of the dynamic living structure that it is. Though the earth might not be alive in the sense that it can communicate it's pain it is
nonetheless a compound of living breathing organisms that supports itself in all ways. We cannot disconnect ourselves from this reality. What we can
do is take the misguided approach that we have been taking and keep trying to force a static quality to our planet, or we can see our home for what it
is and try and rework a more dynamic and unabrasive approach to stewardship.
Although there is a place for the awesome technologies that we have created in our world today, there comes a huge responsibility that goes along with
it, one that we are neglecting at the tragic demise of our planet as well as the seven billion worlds that we reside in and the countless other wild
beings that also live here.
We should be ashamed that we take so many things for granted, things in which we have no business surrounding ourselves with. For hundreds of
thousands of years our species evolved to be stronger, smarter and more creative, yet we have done all this without so many of the creature comforts
we can't live without today. Our ancestors are dishonoured by the fact that we sacrifice the futures of those who have not come yet so that we may
forgo the challenges that our planet has naturally provided us with for millennia. What makes us so special that we would deny ourselves and our
children the opportunity to maintain the natural challenges that the earth has provided for us?
One must sacrifice comfort in the pursuit of strength. What is it that makes us believe we should pursue comfort at whatever the cost to the future,
but a misguided perception of our individual worlds?
If our species will decide to look deep into the future and see our children living in harmony upon this earth we will no doubt have to again be
creative in the sacrifices and challenges we put before ourselves. We CAN live without most of the things we surround ourselves with. We CAN be
fulfilled in our lives without the things we so aggressively pursue with our time and energy.
It is not hard to recognise the things that are harmful and unneeded in our lives, we just have to be relentless in our struggle to shrug them off. We
must see the crimes against nature for what they are, crimes against our children and theirs. We must hold accountable others who deface the planet.
We must recognise that our culture has lost perspective on what is right and what is wrong when it comes to the legacy we leave behind.
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