|I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you...|
Billionaire, pauper, left, right, or centre, regardless of our affiliation, we have more in common with each other than that which seems to make us different. Of those commonalities, our love for the planet is probably the most universal and deeply felt.
After many years of evolving along with everything else in nature, we have an unbreakable bond with our beautiful planet. We want to love it, kiss it, hug it, and care for it with a tender touch.
Just as we have a desire to belong to the human family, we also long to feel at one with the larger family of living things. In the rare moment that we feel the bonds that join us, we realize we are not individual beings, but are integral pieces in the system of life, each of us playing our own part.
Engaging in harmful behaviours will eventually (if we are of sound mind) come back to us as remorse, which originally meant "to bite again". What we do comes back to bite us. Whatever we do to the Earth or each other, we do to ourselves. Ouch.
We can feel when our behaviour is harmful, and we can feel when it is harmonious. When we make decisions that benefit others and the planet it feels good. No remorse. No regrets.
So don't live simply to save money, or to save anything, or to be more free.
Live simply as an expression of your love for the planet.