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commented on April 5, 2011
April 20 is Earth Day. Prepare to get inundated with a billion things we can do, SHOULD DO, to save our planet!
(Most of these eco-tips are so obvious that I wonder what planet people are living on that don’t ‘get it’ by now…). Green has become a huge marketing tool. In this context of hysteria currently surrounding all things green, it makes sense to take a deeper look at authentic eco-roots, and of those (sometimes quietly) pursuing change in the world, instead of the screaming green media darlings. To me, as with yoga, it is less about doing and more about being - this is the true meaning of green. Awareness, sensitivity and consciousness are developed in yoga and meditation, which in turn, affects our world in positive ways.
The issues surrounding the energy crisis are complex, yet it is essential to understand the correlation between our everyday actions and helping our planet (and ourselves) heal. Everything and everyone is interconnected. If our homes are a reflection and expression of our lifestyles and values then it makes sense that we start making conscious (i.e.: green) choices at home. Even the simplest acts such as not using plastic, or turning the water off when we brush our teeth create positive change. When our actions are heartfelt, there is an internal shift. We go from ‘doing the right thing’ (I call it guilty green), to creating a loving space – both internally and in our exterior environment. The choices become easy and meaningful.
Our vibrant vital life force is strengthened when we honor the sacred in everyday simple things. This is authentically living green (and every color) and is our true nature.
Happy Earth Day, Happy Everyday, ~ Cheryl