By: Lauren Lockey
This is a vision I wrote in September of 2014 when Sage Mountain was just getting started. I recently found it and thought it was relevant with April being Earth month. I hope you enjoy. I close with a song by one of my favorite artists that will surely motivate!
Imagine this planet Earth because we only have one
where ALL beings have a life of dignity
rivers flow clean and full
water scarcity is a glimpse of the past
our oceans support all biodiversity with no shortage of food for sea life or land animals who live off it
wild horses are wild again and aren’t auctioned off because they simply can not compete with ranchers using their home for grazing cattle
a sustainable food industry that does not require enormous subsidies to exist
trees and grasses are abundant
land can return to supporting all species
suffering is drastically reduced because animals are no longer on our plates
beings are no longer judged based on race, gender, wealth, religion, or species
we are all earthlings
a huge reduction in cardiovascular and cancer related diseases in humans that could alleviate the financial stress on our health care system
wildlife could live and hunt freely and therefore bring greater balance into our ecosystem
a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that would be more than the equivalent of taking every car, truck, plane, and boat off our roads, out of our skies and water ways
we have the power to create this each and every day
a more compassionate, sustainable, and empowered world
this planet Earth
because we only have one.
Take a look around at the beauty which inspires us and the support this planet gives us. When we cultivate those attributes within ourselves and towards each other, we can make the world a better place. Life is short and now that I am getting older I am realizing my mortality. I would much rather feel love and compassion in my heart. Not hate or apathy. So choose something, your way of spreading more kindness, making a change, leaving the world better for the next generations. So they too can be in awe of the beauty, breathe freely, and cherish all creatures fully. Let Michael Franti(click his name)help! Turn it up loud and look up!