A legacy of love –Leaving the Earth a Better Place
Nations, communities, settlement, for that what we are have an obligation on not only to the poorer section of the society, but to all the grandchildren of the world, rich and poor. We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. Actually we have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own. Anyone who fails to recognise the basic validity of the proposition put in different ways by increasing numbers of writers, from Malthus to the club of Rome is either ignorant ,a fool, or evil.
Leaving the earth a better place than what we found her is great act of love.
We inherit this great planet from our parents and from the generations that came before. Then in concert with the surrounding culture our elders teach us how to care for the land, sea, ourselves and each other. They model ways of being in relationship with every other expression of life on earth. But whether they act with care or carelessness, compassion or cruelty, generosity or greed we have the ability to choose our own individual way of relating with the planet and her inhabitants. From our first breath here to our our very last, we will find infinite opportunities to influence our environment for the better. We can decide now to act with intention in order to leave this amazing planet brighter and more beautiful than when we arrived.
Our connect with the environment is what inspires us to environmental activism, cleaning up beaches or to plant trees. But there is also a great need to affirm how magnificent the earth truly is. for those of us who cannot actively contribute to environment, we can create a garden filled with sweet smelling flowers to uplift our hearts, we might even honour the earth simply by trying to be the best person we can while we are here. Such good will have a domino effect inspiring others to contribute in their own way as well.
We spend our lifetimes being nourished and enlivened by the rain, sun, soil and wind. Our experience is blessed by other living beings, from plants to insects to birds and humans. We receive so much giving back just naturally feeling good. When we live our lives with intention of leaving this temporary home a better place for generations to come, we are perhaps leaving behind the best gift of all.