I’m reposting a portion of a post by Robin of Breezes at Dawn. Recently I posted the image below on Faceb00k because I interpreted it to mean that we are taught to worship God, who created our earth, who created all that Nature offers yet we destroy our nature with pollutions of various kinds.
The quotation Robin chose for her post today says essentially the same thing, I think. It’s very pertinent to how things are today.
“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. In that kind of relationship you have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change your life.
Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the Earth are two separate entities, that the Earth is only the environment. That is a dualistic way of seeing.
So to breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth. Not to cut the tree not to pollute the water, that is not enough.
We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born. That is the meaning of love, to be at one.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh