Since last September I have had the honor and privilege to know and work with Dr. John Francis (aka “Planetwalker”). Today while I was walking, something he said in his Ted Talk inspired deep reflection. Towards the end of the talk he said “The way we treat each other is how we will treat the environment. Because we are the environment.”
I thought about this statement in relationship to the name I’ve chosen to walk the world with, “Earth Pilgrim,” and how as we walk together, whether through our cities or rural areas, we are reconnecting with the Earth. We are citizens of this beautiful planet and although I walk primarily focused on meeting the needs of humanity, I believe that as we learn to serve one another, we will also be serving the Earth and the environment.
When we connect with each other at a profound level, we see ourselves in one another and are also invited to see ourselves in the environment.
What do you think about the statement “The way we treat each other is how we will treat the environment. Because we are the environment”?
Please share a comment and let me know.