For many of us at this moment in history, our level of anxiety and stress in view of the world situation, is at an all-time high. Certainly, one of the stressors is the recognition of climate change and what that portends for the future of the planet and future generations.
Thich Nhat Hanh presented a statement to the United Nations on this topic several years ago. A quote from that statement:
“There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. We need to wake up and fall in love with Earth. We’ve been homo sapiens for a long time. Now it’s time to become homo conscius. Our love and admiration for the Earth has the power to unite us and remove all boundaries, separation and discrimination. Centuries of individualism and competition have brought about tremendous destruction and alienation. We need to re-establish true communication–true communion–with ourselves, with the Earth, and with one another as children of the same mother. We need more than new technology to protect the planet. We need real community and co-operation.”
Perhaps reading the entire presentation may bring you a moment of calm in this time of change:
Thich Nhat Hanh’s statement on Climate Change for the United Nations