Jan 23, 2012

Let us be good stewards of the Earth we inherited.

Let us be good stewards of the Earth we inherited.
All of us have to share the Earth's fragile ecosystems and precious resources, and each of us has a role to play in preserving them.
If we are to go on living together on this earth,
we must all be responsible for it.
Kofi Annan

Why I like this quote is that the author isn't afraid to call on us all to be responsible for the Earth.
His message is clear. He is not asking you to throw your trash in the receptacle, nor to buy and earth-friendly, environmentally approved product.

Do you feel a difference between these terms?  
"Earth" vs "the environment"?

We began the "environmental" movement with Earth Day ~ when did loving the wild places and the commitment to preserve them for seven generation get dumbed-down and sanitized to be called, "the environment"?
Kofi Annan speaks with a "wilderness mind" calling for values for of a consciousness for  Earth's precious resources.
It feels like the mind of modern man has usurped the original movement begun as Earth Day.
Now we have the faux green movement- "earth-friendly"- that isn't.
Today the word "green" is a marketing strategy, not really a consciousness.
This Earth.
This mother we call Earth.
Earth Mother.
Honor our source in this physical realm. Thank our Creator for the gifts we receive.
Earth consciousness is an awareness of more than the physical.
I believe that is the crux of the issue. If we use the term Earth, we evoke a spiritual consciousness.
The "environment" refers simply to our physical realities.
You feel the difference, don't you?

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