How to be a Successful NGU (Non-Grown Up) Part V1: Love & Protect The Earth
We are all traveling on this Earthship and that means it is up to each of us to be it’s caretakers and custodial staff, yes we must clean the metaphoric ‘toilets’ of the earth. This will undoubtedly go along with loving and protecting the beings of this planet including humans & animals (part V). We are all earthlings there is no separation, or differences between us that’s been imagined that negates the fact we are all in this together!
Ways to appreciate the earth:
- Go for a walk
- Swim in the Ocean
- Roll down a hill
- Sunsets & Sunrises happen everyday, but they are all different! Whoa!
- Eat some food (not out of a package)
- Breathe some air, or if you don’t want to participate hold your breath for an extended period of time…
You tricked me! Those are things I just do, like eat and breath! Yes! The Earth is freaking awesome and most of us treat it like it’s that nerdy boy who liked you in Jr High and you knew he’d keep doing anything for you like give you ½ his chips at lunch. Well the Earth isn’t going to take it laying down any more! You need to show the Earth some love back! The Earth is tired of being taken for granted, but it’s not too late, the Earth still loves you, you may just need a relationship therapy.
I do a lot of things already, I’m tired and I want to break up with the Earth. OK this analogy was bad and went nowhere fast! All we’re saying is relationships are give & take, not take-take-take! So there are loads of things you can do and keep taking it further to improve your relationship. Growing your own garden is a great way to see what it’s all about, how much effort the Earth puts into growing food for you. Also to know what food looks like! You get to spend time outside and then you get eat the actual fruits of your labors! Actual fruits!
‘Leave this world a little better than when you came.’-to quote the original Scout: Lord Baden-Powell. In any relationship there are ups and downs, but what you always want is that the downs help to make you stronger. If you can make something better by picking up a piece of garbage, recycling, or helping a fellow earthling in need, you should! If you have the power to vote against powers determined to destroy our Earthship, (like with FRACKING,) you have that power! If you see a problem fix it, don’t wait around for someone else to do it, because it’s your job, and my job, and everyone’s job. You will feel good, lead by example and change the world!
During this flight, please keep all hands and feet inside the Earthship:
1 Appreciate the Earth & spend quality time together everyday.
2 Protect the Earth as caregiver & custodian.
3 We’re all on this Earthship together, stop blowing up the cargo compartment and pooping in the cockpit, some of us are trying to enjoy the flight!!!!