By Thich Nhat Hanh
Whereas many specialists element to the big complexity in addressing concerns starting from the destruction of ecosystems to the lack of thousands of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key factor as having the capability to create a tipping aspect. He believes that we have to circulation past the idea that of the "environment," because it leads humans to event themselves and Earth as separate entities and to determine the planet purely by way of what it may well do for them. Thich Nhat Hanh issues to the shortcoming of that means and connection in peoples' lives as being the reason for our habit to consumerism. He deems it important that we realize and reply to the strain we're placing on the planet if civilization is to outlive. Rejecting the normal financial process, Nhat Hanh exhibits that mindfulness and a religious revolution are had to defend nature and restrict weather swap.
Love Letter to the Earth is a hopeful e-book that provides us a route to keep on with via displaying that modify is feasible in simple terms with the popularity that folks and the planet are eventually one and an identical.
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We devour your nourishing foodstuff. Your herbs heal us while we’re in poor health. you're the mom of all beings. I name you by way of the human identify mom and but i do know your mothering nature is extra mammoth and historical than humankind. we're only one younger species of your many little ones. the entire hundreds of thousands of alternative species who live—or have lived—on Earth also are your kids. You aren’t somebody, yet i do know you're not below somebody both. you're a dwelling respiring being within the type of a planet. every one species has its personal language, but as our mom you could comprehend us all. for this reason you could pay attention me at the present time as I open my center to you and provide you with my prayer. pricey mom, at any place there's soil, water, rock or air, you're there, nourishing me and giving me existence. you're found in each phone of my physique. My actual physique is your actual physique, and simply because the solar and stars are found in you, also they are found in me. you're not outdoors of me and i'm now not outdoors of you. you're greater than simply my setting. you're not anything under myself. I promise to maintain the notice alive that you're consistently in me, and i'm consistently in you. I promise to remember that your healthiness and wellbeing and fitness is my very own health and wellbeing and health and wellbeing. i do know i have to preserve this wisdom alive in me for us either to be peaceable, chuffed, fit, and powerful. occasionally I disregard. misplaced within the confusions and concerns of lifestyle, I overlook that my physique is your physique, and occasionally even overlook that i've got a physique in any respect. ignorant of the presence of my physique and the attractive planet round me and inside of me, I’m not able to cherish and rejoice the dear present of lifestyles you've given me. expensive mom, my deep want is to get up to the miracle of lifestyles. I promise to coach myself to be current for myself, my existence, and for you in each second. i do know that my actual presence is the simplest present i will be able to supply to you, the single i like. II YOUR ask yourself, good looks AND CREATIVITY expensive mom Earth, every one morning while I get up you provide me twenty-four fresh hours to cherish and revel in your good looks. You gave delivery to each brilliant kind of existence. your kids contain the transparent lake, the golf green pine, the purple cloud, the snowcapped mountaintop, the aromatic woodland, the white crane, the golden deer, the extreme caterpillar, and each impressive mathematician, expert artisan, and talented architect. you're the maximum mathematician, the main finished artisan, and the main proficient architect of all. the straightforward department of cherry blossoms, the shell of a snail, and the wing of a bat all undergo witness to this extraordinary fact. My deep want is to stay in any such manner that i'm unsleeping to every of your wonders and nourished by means of your attractiveness. I cherish your priceless creativity and that i smile to this reward of lifestyles. We people have gifted artists, yet how can our work evaluate on your masterpiece of the 4 seasons? How may perhaps we ever paint one of these compelling sunrise or create a extra radiant nightfall? we now have nice composers, yet how can our song examine in your celestial concord with the sunlight and planets—or to the sound of the emerging tide?