Forests; the cathedrals of the earth, nature's work of art and every branch paints the sky. A thousand years of memories reside inside a single tree. Free to walk beneath them, to listen as the wind rustles their leaves; to find history, before history leaves us all behind.
If trees, animals and insects could talk, we'd have no choice but to listen. The lesson in each voice would be; 'To survive and be free; to thrive through every season, we must learn to cherish all or fall and perish in our turn. For life with no good reason is not to be alive'.
Life is a spiritual experience, but the physical aspect of being, must never be put aside. Respect for nature; seeing her value in every aspect. Residing in a world, not separate, but unified. Not to stand aside from earthly life, but to exist meaningfully, within all existence.
We walk in the light and shadow of the past, from the first step to the last, we are bound to the earth. We can soak the ground in tears or value the precious years ahead, if not we walk the footsteps of the dead. Live life to understand; remember, the land is for all of us.
Every beat of our heart the hour ticks away. Never step back from the day, never allow the earth to fall apart. The world is not a grave; she teems with life. We cannot dream asleep or keep our hopes in slumber. A fool's tale to observe the world and fail to act to preserve her.
Smile in the rain, for all storms pass and hope will begin again. Pain fades when our best plans are made, so try to make them. Where the dark once shaded us from a brighter way to be; remember, a new day will come, we will see the sun. Each of us together; for we are everyone.
We are each at the center of the earth, not all of us in an environment of our own making. In birth and death we are as one, but the sun shines without us. Every breath we take must be a gift in itself; to lift us. No one should fall. Pure air, soil and water must be for all.
Those who choose to know the true value of the earth, must grow, never lose their worth. Those who dig, enslave, will carve a grave for all and even fall themselves. All riches turn to dust; all things burn, but the world will turn. The life we knew, will renew without us.
The dual nature, complexity of humanity is for all to see and understand. The hands that create and care, laid bare in our nature to destroy and to nurture. The desire to love and protect, must project further than the need to feed on negativity, cruelty. Humanity must change.
We must never bend or break, or forsake our responsibility to hold those in power to account. Everyone should have access to education, healthcare, childcare, a clean environment, green energy, a living wage. This should not be a fight against the system, but the right of all.
On this earth, those who seek their worth in the wrong place; gathering money as if raking leaves on a fresh cut lawn will not benefit any race. Our place among the trees, flowers, animals, insects; equal not apart. Each heart beats with her own wealth, each a heart of the earth.
We must not let what we possess, possess us; too much of everything, leaves us with nothing. To merely walk upon the earth is a miracle in itself; a wealth of mystery at our feet. Under every stone, every tree, history unfolds. The wealth of nature must not be bought or sold.
In life it's not simply enough to make changes in our own lives, the true benefit of humanity arrives when we try to make positive change in the lives of others. Every stranger; a potential friend, every kindness a blessing. To lessen the burden of another, we can always listen.
The interconnecting thread of existence ties all of us together. Whether living or dead; we are all attached by this thread; it holds the earth in balance. Once cut, the very gut of the planet's being will tear away and no amount of care will ever repair the damage we have done.
Those who give their time to benefit others are the true brothers and sisters of the earth. To lend a helping hand; to understand greater need, to know every hour spent is borrowed from the maker as in the end we only ever have tomorrow; one day, never more, time is merely lent.
The reality of being alive is a miracle in itself. Whilst we live, we either thrive, or give in to despair. Be wary of the future, proceed with care, but remember, wherever flowers grow, there is the power of hope. Despite pain and suffering the world remains our precious home.
Despite darker aspects of humanity, the drudgery of daily existence, there are instances of wonder beyond our door; amazing sights never seen before. Moments to treasure, to make the measure of life reach a higher scale. We must never fail to see this world with all her beauty.
To create a wilderness of the world, creates a wilderness in ourselves. Preserve and cherish, abuse and perish. Remember, every day is Earth Day, we should allow nature to guide our way; in the business of creation she knows everything. Be at one with the earth and sun to grow.
There's a well pain within us all; the more we suffer the more we pour. By giving more than we need to take, we can make each well into a lake. Touch the land; the sea; the sky, make things grow, don't let them die. Earth is all in gift of wonder; not a rock to rob and plunder.
To dream of a better world is not enough, only when all of us believe this can be done, will everyone on earth be protected. Each of us have a responsibility to the rights and needs of all creeds and races. Give love to all to make this beautiful planet a caring place to live.