Living in our forever home, still boxes unpacked and not everything in place, my attention is these days mainly focused on the garden. Winter is coming and we need to prepare our plot, to make sure the trees, bushes and plants we would like to keep, survive the cold temperatures. Unfortunately, survival is no longer a given to us all. Yet, doomed or not, let’s at least do our best…
The right choice
The Beautiful Souls who have followed me for over a decade know that I’m always curious about the why we humans do what we do. Today, all over the news, again a rocket launch to the moon, and I wonder if that’s a good idea. Should we be spending time and tons of money on another ball in the universe, while the one we live upon is fast approaching irreparable destruction?
As a species we have always been curious, that is a great quality to cherish. It did bring us to where we are today, with all the modern technology we invented. At the same time, using that technology for traveling through the universe outside of our planet, somehow does not feel as the right choice, at this moment in time.
Learning about the current knowledge with regard to the state of the ball we all live upon, you could easily start thinking we are doomed. Why even bother to take care of it and instead focus on other possibly livable options in the sky, right?
My question: Why are we even considering leaving this beautiful world? So we can start destroying another planet too? Build something, meanwhile creating a mess and then mindlessly move forward… Didn’t that way of life lead to the situation we’re in right now?
Denying Earth plus all living creatures upon is in danger, is no longer justifiable in my book. Last week Friday, I made featured photograph of that beautiful butterfly. In case you didn’t realize; it was November 11, 2022. Regardless the cause (for those who don’t believe we humans are), climate all around our globe is changing. In the area I live, it is an abnormality to see butterflies this late in the season.
The butterfly stirred something deep inside me. A new drive wanting to survive. Not only me individually, each and every one of us. At the current speed of changes in nature, we do not only need to adapt. We also need to step up rapidly. I don’t have children of my own to leave the world to. Maybe I will not even live long enough to experience the most challenging living conditions we are facing if we don’t alter our behaviour as a species.
History has shown that nature will recover eventually from the damage we humans make. It is the cycle of life to die and start over. Unfortunately, it is no longer a given we, as a species, will stay a part of this process.
Tiny steps, big difference
Hence the reason I became a member of the Climate Coaching Alliance, ordered the book created by Greta Thunberg (The Climate Book) and a book about how to build a natural swimming pool. The latter in the hope to turn our current swimming pool into an ecological one, no longer having to use chemicals to keep the water clean.
Tiny steps can make a big difference. Waiting for governments around the world to provide us with the necessary solutions, I just don’t have the time for it anymore. When my time is up, one of my final thoughts has to be about how I made an effort to help save our planet. No worries, I plan to become ninety nine and thrive, while living a fulfilled life. We have lots of ideas for our house and plot and they are based upon sustainable and self-sufficient living.
Although I plan to raise more awareness to the behavioral changes needed, I intend to do this in a non-violent and non-destructive way. My manner of activism is participating in workshops, watching lectures, and such, to educate myself and to exchange knowledge, experiences and thoughts with others on the same quest. Subsequently share what I believe is important, with you Beautiful Souls. Needless to say, also implement gained knowledge in my own life.
At the same time, I will not accept efforts to influence me with non-scientific based information/perspectives. An open mind, being curious, does not mean you have to be open to all and everything*.
At my virtual home, here, I still aim to inspire you to Connect. To life, to Others, to Yourself. Connecting is after all one of our main important activity and goal. Just as evolving and thus growing in knowledge is. Doomed or not, let’s at least do our best. Because before anything else… we need to survive first.
Let’s Connect! How are you contributing to a healthy, safe planet for all of us?
*Comments denying or disputing climate change will be removed.