Today is a good day to reflect on the beauty and abundance of our beautiful planet and how it sustains us in every way. With our busy lives, we sometimes forget that we are not separate from the earth, that we are part of a whole interconnected system that includes plants, animals, soil, air, water, all of life. Our current food system, with its incessant drive for profit, has made it easy and convenient for us to buy food that has a very heavy footprint on this intricate natural system. This understanding of being connected to our natural environment isn’t new to us, but if we continue to buy our food purely by habit, without considering our choices, we will continue down the path of non-sustainability.
With the small shift of becoming more mindful of how we eat and what we buy to nourish our bodies, we begin to reconnect to this marvelous system that is sustaining all life on earth. Each step we take will make a difference, from choosing sustainably grown food to reducing food waste and packaging. Our intention to become more aware of what we eat will spur our exploration back to the interconnectedness of all life.
Happy Earth Day to all!