Nature has a way of entering our hearts and altering our perspectives of the world without explanation. It knocks the breath from our lungs, washes our mind with peace, and fills up our up eyes with wonder. It is sometimes fragile, and sometimes threatening, it can be soft and fierce at the same time. It asks for nothing, yet gives everything. In a world dominated by technology, consumerism, air, land, and sea pollution, how can we help to make a little change?
I always think that the first step is care. If you care for your environment, you are more likely to nurture it, and make its order of things your responsibility. Your pleasure. Within all of us there sits a need for nature, this craving for fresh air, for freedom, for a sky full of stars. And within us, is this desire to preserve and protect what we hold most dear. Actually, it’s not so much a need as it is a necessity.
I think it’s not so far away, the distant dream of a world in which mankind and nature live together in harmony, rather than in imbalance. We just need to awaken our ecological consciousness and give nature a bit of what it needs, love, care, protection, and most importantly value. There is such a long way to go, but holding value for what brings you life and sustains your growth is a good place to begin.