Look around you. Look around in your community, town, city, state, country, and the world itself. Look at our media, our politics, our businesses, and our culture. You will see that people act as if they are separate, alone, and have no relations. As a result, we think and behave in ways that cause needless suffering, further division, and reckless destruction. We act as if our behavior does not impact the circle of life, and as a result of that denial, we are out of harmony.
When it comes to the environment, that false feeling of separateness plays out in the way humankind uses the earth, its creatures, and its resources as if all of these are not impacted by one another. It also occurs in a way that may be less easy to identify, though, especially for those of us who consider ourselves to be environmentally conscious: we fall into the trap of blaming “the other.”
So, how do we get back into harmony and remember our connection to both Mother Earth and one another? Here are three steps to get us started.