More than 2,500 years ago, Lao Tzu, the author of the Tao Te Ching, recognized the concept of green. He knew the temptations of this world and how easy it is to use it to nourish our needs without being mindful or respectful of Mother Earth.
We are the world, we are the sound of the wind, and we are the broken, tattered leaves paving the walkways. We are the acorns that fall from the trees, and in a way that is fated, we reap what we sow. If we pollute our air, spread toxins in our waters and pesticides in our soil, we are destroying ourselves.
It is easy in our day-to-day lives to lose focus on what’s out there. But ironically, what is out there is also what is within each of us. When we treat the earth with integrity, we treat ourselves with integrity.
Today, on Earth Day, lets actively look for ways to share the bounty, be mindful of resources and show gratitude for the abundance we all share on this earth.
Affirmation: I use Mother Earth’s resources wisely and respectfully. I show gratitude for her blessings.
(Excerpt from Tao Flashes, A Woman’s Way to Navigating The Midlife Journey with Integrity, Harmony and Grace.)