The World Environment Day is here and this time the official theme is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ being hosted by our neighbouring nation Pakistan
REIMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE.
This is our moment.
We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature.
Let’s get active, not anxious. Let’s be bold, not timid.
Above is what is quoted on the website (www.worldenvironmentday.global). To achieve this; to reimagine, re-create and restore we need to create an inner environment that can ensure this to happen. Till the internal environment will go missing the external wont manifest. In the words of Sri Aruobindo, “the inner regulates the outer being”; it is the inner world, the inner environment that creates the external world. To become that harbinger, one needs to connect the source. This month also celebrates World Yoga Day on 21st June signifying the age old teaching of Balance and discipline
WANNA KNOW HOW OFF BALANCE WE ARE? JUST FEW FACTS WILL TELL
Every 3 seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch
Over the last century, we have destroyed half of the wetlands.
As much as 50 per cent of the world's coral reefs have already been lost and up to 90 per cent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050
Approximately five million tons of oil produced in the world each year ends up in the ocean
We surely do know and need no lengthy discussions or debates on the fact that the environmental balance has been badly lost. Reports, studies, stats and personal experience of climate change are the proof of imbalance and the extent of human interference in making this happen
This all will continue until we restore the ecosystem within ourselves. . The inner consciousness can guide us to the righteous path and take corrective actions with more sincerity and dedication. This very month also witnesses Gayatri Jayanti or Ganga Dsuherra a very pious day in Indian calendar considered as the advent of Mother Ganga and Mother Gayatri on earth. The pollution levels at Ganga are actually a result of inner pollution and Gayatri is the solution. Gayatri means, righteous thinking and taking corrective measures to alter within.
Limited consumption of technology, natural resources, lesser wastage, recycling of used products and most importantly using only if needed not for pleasure; this is called as Sadhna (Restrain). If we all can put restrain on our consumption and ensure righteous thinking and action the lost balance can be regained. Balance of Inner and outer nature is required and that can only be attained by Yoga, Gayatri and Inner stability
This environment day let us try to channelise the inner energy while we are shifting to alternative energies.