It can be difficult to see outside of ourselves and our little world. We become so focused on the limitations we are personally experiencing. We cannot, or might not want to, feel and see the pain others are experiencing.
Yet when we actively do something kind for someone else or something good for the environment (and expect nothing in return). The negative thoughts we have on the current state of affairs leave space for positivity, inspiration and love.
It’s too easy to worry, stress or get angry about things that are actually out of our control, but it won’t achieve much unless we can successfully convert these emotions into action.
A skill many of us need to hone, otherwise, we feel overwhelmed. This pushes us into a state of self-imposed ignorance and inaction in a bid to cope with the uncomfortable truths our existence stirs up.
Instead, we can try focusing our energy on identifying the things that are within our control and taking little but conscious steps to improve them. Remember this quote by Lao Tzu, “knowing ignorance is strength; ignoring knowledge is sickness.”
Post updated 30 August 2022 – Original post 29 October 2019
One that is not in harmony with nature, is not in harmony with themselves.
“In our busy modern lives, it’s easy to forget that we are a part of nature. We know that vibrant green vistas soothe us. Vast wilderness inspires us. The limitless clusters of stars in the night sky fill us with aching wonder. And yet it’s easy to feel detached from it all.”
However detached we become, we must not forget that without nature there is no life. Without life, there is no you and without you there is nothing. Everything is everything and everything is nature.
Are you making time to reconnect with that forgotten part of you, to appreciate it and protect it? 🌱
The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the (egocentric) self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.
“The perfect dictatorship would have the appearance of a democracy, but would basically be a prison without walls, in which the prisoners would not even dream of escaping. It would essentially be a system of slavery where, through consumption and entertainment, the slaves would love their servitudes.”
Did you know that 1 cig butt pollutes at least 500 litres of water?
The core of most cigarette filters, the part that looks like white cotton, is actually a form of plastic (cellulose acetate)…
This is very slow to degrade in our environment…it can take 18 months to 10(+) years for a cigarette filter to decompose…they are full of toxins, which can leach into the ground and waterways, damaging living organisms that come into contact with them…