“Only when the last tree has died, and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money” Cree Indian Proverb.
Wise words spoken such a long time ago, and yet it means more today than ever before. But are we listening? We continue to ignore the warnings, we do not listen to those who offer alternative ways to live. We have achieved many technological breakthroughs, yet we continue to live isolated lives, separated from ourselves and the environment around us. We continue to compete with one another to achieve great materialistic wealth and possessions which we use to try and fill a void within us that can never be filled, so we consume more resources at an alarming rate for profit without the concern for what it’s doing to the ecosystem of the planet. We still think of everything as just things, trees are used for wood, animals are used for food, land is owned, sold or purchased, water must be paid for. We then fight with one another over these resources and go to war, causing more cycles of hate, loss of life and continuing the destruction of our planet. There is no winner of this game, it will continue unless we break the cycle and change it. We must be the change we wish to see in the world, it all starts with self. If we can change ourselves the system must change with us, we can start this by informing ourselves of what the truth is.