The Earth Is Us

What you hate is you
What you love is you

What you destroy is you
What you create is you

What you kill is you
What you give birth to is you

Your thoughts destroy the world
Your thoughts invent the future
Your thoughts are like paint you use
On the canvas of your life…
What are you creating?
Poison or passion?
Nightmares or happiness?
Hell or heaven?
Dread or excitement?
Ignorance or wisdom?
Scarcity or abundance?
Worry or faith?
Despair or hope?

What if you really understood
That the future is what you create
In your own mind? What future would you
Create then, and how would you
Make it? Shape it? Dream it?
Live it? Love it?

We are organisms on the body of the earth
Trees and plants are the veins of our whole body
Soil is skin, our skin
Water is our life blood
We drink it to live
We are constantly living
Constantly dying
Constantly procreating
Like cells, like stars, like dreams, like animals
Like angels
Like ants we dig, we work, we socialize, we aerate
And when stepped on we scatter
And then reorganize and continue our work and our pleasure
Without ants we can’t exist
Without dreams we can’t exist
Without the earth we can’t exist
Without love we can’t exist

So choose your thoughts and dreams wisely and with love
For they create our reality
Treat the earth with tenderness and care
Because the Earth is us.
What we do to the earth
We do to ourselves.

All the wonder
The magic
The diversity
The joy we take in the Earth’s beauty
Is a reflection of our best selves

Happy Earth Day.
Happy every day.


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4 Responses to The Earth Is Us

  1. Susan April 22, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Simply beautiful.

  2. Anna Engdahl April 22, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Beautiful,thank you.

  3. Donna in Delaware April 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Lovely and true.

  4. Barbara April 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    So true. Always enjoy your writing. Thank you.

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