Today, please hold a vision for the earth; a vision of clean fresh waters running through all streams and rivers; a vision of pristine oceans teeming with abundant life where all species of fish are plentiful (Whales too!); a vision of clean air that invigorates the spirit of all humanity; a vision of vibrant healthy rainforests that continue to thrive; a vision of humanity than lives sustainably, correctly using resources that add to the concept of sustainability; a vision of our precious, healthy blue orb of planet spinning delicately in the cosmos and all life on her living in harmony. Please hold this vision in your heart and mind, with the intention that all of this is true in this “now” moment. Make a promise to yourself to return to this vision once a day, every day and let it guide your thoughts and actions to live life more sustainably. Remember, this is the only planet we have… every day is Earth Day!
• Stress Tip for the Day
Get outside today. Hug a tree. Breath in some fresh air. Visit a rose garden. Walk into a floral shop and buy some fresh cut flowers. Lay on your back and look up at the clouds taking shape. Eat an organic meal at lunch and Dinner if you can!) Check out the Milky Way tonight and the constellations Orion and the Big Dipper (Northern Hemisphere) or the Southern Cross (Southern Hemisphere). Give thanks for living on such a wonderful planet. Despite all its problems, it’s still a beautiful world.
• Links/Books Worth Noting:
When you get a chance, pick up the book, Blessed Unrest, by Paul Hawken. It’s a book about the environmental movement and it will lift your spirits…
And if you want, check out this really cool movie trailer about the healing power of nature, it too, will lift your spirits (so I am told):
• Earth Songs Documentary Introduction
• Earth Songs Meditation (song: Prairie Moon by Michael Hoppe)
• Earth Songs Movie Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ktYuzEv8E
• Quote for the Day:
“We can and we’ve GOT to better than this!” — Theodore Driesl (Dr. Seuss)
when asked about leaving the world in a better place for our children.
Photo of the Day:
While flying up to Juneau, AK last week, I had a stunning view looking east of the Pacific North West in all its splendor. The skies were clear, the mountains looked pristine and the aura over the earth’s horizon was a sign (to me at least) that all is not lost on Planet Earth… we can each make a difference. I hope you agree. Please… make every day, Earth Day!
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his website:www.brianlukeseaward.net
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