Thursday, 14 May 2009
My garden became environmentally friendly. It took a great amount of hard work, determination and a clear focus of what I wanted to create. I had a dream and that dream was to transform my garden from a place of squalor to a place of splendour. After countless hours of dedication, one man and his shovel, produced a sanctuary for his soul. The birds, the bees and the butterflies discovered a place of harmonious tranquility.
We hear a lot about being environmentally friendly. Making sure that we use goods and services that will have minimal impact on the environment. We are asked to do our bit to conserve energy and recycle used products. We are told that we should walk, use public transport, instead of using the car. This is all well and good that our legacy should be that we leave a greener, cleaner planet for future generations.
But what about a positive environment? Should this not be an ideal for all of us? A negative environment can do great damage to the mind, body and soul. Indifference, apathy, indeed to devalue the credibility of our fellow man, compounds the problem of a negative environment.
Now is the time to think 'green' in our minds. It's about making peace with our inner environment so that this, in turn, will make our outer environment a better place for all mankind. We can become environmentally friendly to each other and reap the rewards of a world that embraces and rejoices in our individuality. All different, all equal.
The cynic might argue that there is no point in having such altruistic visions because the world is beyond hope. The cynic will tell us that people have their own self interests and only care about themselves. With such attitudes, the lack of caring for our fellow man, can only intensify. This would be very sad.
Some might say I'm delusional. That we must be resided in the fact that those cynical of such ideals, will be proven to be correct. So do we continue along the road to an increased negative inevitability?
Well I know and you know, that we do have a choice. Together, we can become environmentally friendly, to save our planet from the impact of climate change. Together, we can become environmentally friendly towards each other. With inner peace, we shall exude outer peace that will produce that positive environment I so crave for all humanity.