“Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans”. – Evo Morales
Oh Mother Earth how I love thee. I am disheartened by the constant heartache you have to face. The earthquakes, the floods, the wildfires and the taking away of your beauty. It saddens me greatly. You are such a beautiful place! I sincerely hope that future generations learn to love and protect you and don’t throw the beauty we have away. There is so much working against you.
As I breathe in the thick smoky, polluted air today that has blown in to Minnesota all the way from the fierce wildfires burning in Alberta, Canada, I am sad and filled with despair. When will we take better care of our most important thing we have? Our planet?
Of course some of these forces are simply due to Mother Nature but many other devastating things are due to humans. How will you handle over 8 billion people living and taking your resources? I wish there was an easy answer.“When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born”. – Thich Nhat Hanh “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”. – Thich Nhat Hanh
“I see a lot of damage to Mother Earth. I see water being taken from creeks where water belongs to animals, not to oil companies”. – Winona LaDuke “We should honor Mother Earth with gratitude; otherwise our spirituality may become hypocritical”. – Radhanath Swami “If we want to increase our own happiness, we need to invest in growing the community happiness and also take care of the whole, of Mother Earth”. – Guilherme Leal “Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth”. – Dennis Banks
“I feel very passionately that we need to take care of the planet and everything on it. Whether it’s saving the Amazon or just being kind to those around you, we need to take care of each other and Mother Earth”. – Olivia Newton-John
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I will be spending it with my mom and sister on a girl’s trip to Europe. I will not be blogging while I’m away but will have plenty of wonderful new content when I return. Wishing all you moms a wonderful day and a great week! This post is dedicated to our special Mother Earth in honor of Mother’s Day.