Climate and Environment
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sparshkothariCommunity member
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Climate and Environment

Spend more time in and with mother nature; hug the tree; camp in the wild; ride across a river, and you will find a planet that is very much alive, and conscious.

Humanity has always grown in the bosom of mother nature. The

oxygen-breathing life form that grows diametrically opposite of the carbon-breathing plant and tree, has always had a deep connection to the roots, soil, vegetation, and damp grass of the Earth.

Both the Buddha and Mahavira have been said to have attained

enlightenment, or omniscience, under the cover of a tree.

All life hangs in the balance…of this great blue, brown, and

green planet. Compassion takes its most holistic form in the spherical surface of the Earth — the surface holds all life on it, and protects this life with atmospheric control.

Staying close to this Earth is our deepest responsibility.

metal, iron and fuel are scarce resources on this planet. The natural land, while only covering 30% of all surface area, is an abundant resource.

If we cultivate harmony with the natural

we will be sure to find satisfaction and contentment with any related pursuits.

Spend more time in and with mother nature.

Hug the tree; camp in the wild; ride across a river, and you will find a planet that is very much alive, and conscious.

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2 years agoReply
Thanks @benj for you comment! In daily life, when I'm not always so close to the natural wild or the soil of mother nature, one of the things I make a point to do is to try and walk a lot. I think walking, whether it be in a industrial or natural area, always exposes to you a part of mother nature that can always be with you: the air. Walking ( long ) distances also actualizes your body in both physical activity and mental reflection. When you run or exercise intensely, it lives much less time for your brain to focus on self-awareness and self-reflection: your brain needs this, in order to organize, summarize, and emotionally understand all that it sees in a day, in a week, in a year. Gandhi famously said that while he never got in the habit of intense physical exercise ( and he expressed regret in not having done so ), from a young age he did get in a serious habit of walking, and walking long distances. It helped him get in touch with nature, with his community, with the village life and ways that he felt was so urgently missing in the crowded and urban cities, although he used to also go for long walks in court-yards of the rajas and bungalow communities of the urban and poor areas when he was doing his activist work. Even Steve Jobs famously picked up this habit from Gandhi's influence, as we famously know his long walks to the hare krishna temple in college. Later in his life as a CEO of the large Apple corporation, he still maintained this habit when he met with old and new friends, colleagues, and associates. Outside of walking, I try to engage in the normal activities of hiking or camping with a friend on the infrequent occasion. On hikes with abundant and lush plant and tree life, I do spend time actually hugging a tree, maybe 3-5 minutes or so. I try to hear into the growth and strength of the tree and its trunk: while it of course cannot feel in that it does not have a nervous system, the tree can symbolize/reflect a conviction of sturdiness.

benjStoryteller
2 years agoReply
This is beautifully written. Almost poetic!! How do you personally do this? My Dad and I used to go camping when I was a kid

2 years agoReply
Awesome, thanks @sydney !

sydneyverifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
@sparshkothari haha indeed it is!! Thanks for giving it a spin :) Will be sharing it later!

2 years agoReply
Hey @sydney ! I think this is more like it? Haha