We Are The Earth
The earth is so many things and we are many things as well. We are made up from the earth in a complex yet simple way. When we die, we go back to the earth in whatever way that may be, whether in ashes or whole. In a lot of ways we are very similar to the earth. We go through cycles as human beings just as the earth goes through cycles, just on different scales. The earth grows and dies, it changes and shifts, it warms up and cools down, the earth produces life and is fed back the things it creates.
The earth is abundant with living things such as plants, animals, water, air, and human beings. We (humans, plants, animals) are made up of the earth and the earth is made of us. The earth asks us to take care of it so that in doing so we take care of ourselves and our future generations and humans, plants, animals, air, water. It asks us to be aware that we are as much a part of the earth than anything else and the earth and its nature is a part of everything. The earth asks of us to be content with how it is, to be content with ourselves and know that everything will change and grow at the pace and ways it needs to. To not push it over its limits, to not turn nature into something we can’t even call natural anymore. The earth asks us as humans to keep it clean and healthy, to keep ourselves clean and healthy.
The earth provides for us a place to live, a place to sustain our humanly needs. The earth gives us food, shelter, air, and basically everything we need to survive. In order for the earth to survive we must keep these things alive and work with it to be a part of it, to be in harmony with where we live, not against it.
We as humans need to stop polluting our homes, to stop destroying our natural environments, and in that to keep our water and air clean for the other living beings like animals and plants so that they too can live peacefully and naturally without problems created by humans. We must give back what it has given us. We give back in a different way than the earth gives us things but it is all connected and when we give back things that are toxic to the earth, soon enough the earth will have no choice but to give us back that toxicness. When we as humans create things that are bad for the earth and will pollute nature then we are polluting ourselves and possibly destroying nature on earth and all that comes with it for our future generations of the human race and animals and plants.
The earth asks us to know what to do. To figure out how to be most efficient in keeping it healthy and alive. The earth knows how to take care of us so we must know how to take care of the earth. In taking care of the earth we are taking care of ourselves. In taking care of ourselves we take care of the earth. We must see the beauty in the earth and realize that we are a part of it. We shouldn’t try to change it because we want it a certain way or because we might be sick of something. It is how it is and it will continue to grow and change just as we do.
The earth asks us to be patient with it. To not rush things that need to happen naturally. We will change with the earth and the earth will change because of our actions. This is something that is bound to happen and has been happening. Evolution will always be continuing. It is in the way we evolve and the things we do to grow that will determine what the earth asks of us.
Published on 19 February 2016