The Link in the Equation

” – but our countries are counting on us to miss the link… they are painting the enemy foreign and selling the product domestic… so let this build your anger for the depletion of our oceans, but make sure your anger goes to the right recipient.”

– Madison Stewart (aka Shark Girl)

 

This is the truth and the key to taking back our power as the people. We have to realize, acknowledge, and accept the atrocities and the depth of the atrocities we and our governments create. We have to first realize that what is happening is wrong and then that we continue it and normalize it every single day by our continued participation. The power lies with us. 

 We are the ones who fuel our oppressors. We are the ones who do the work for them and make their wrong doings possible, through willful blindness and fearful compliance. We can no longer exist under these circumstances; especially when we do not have to. We are under no obligation to add to our own suffering. And the only way to change things is to take radical action. 

 People were made to be afraid of that word. It is a powerful one, because when we become radical, things get done, things change. We have to start putting our best interest first instead of the oppressors. Anger is a useful tool if applied in the right way and mindset. It can be used to fuel good, creative, universal change, which is much needed right now. 

 In life, there are very few requirements in the grand scheme of things, and the #1 requirement is that you show up. You have to show up, for yourself and others. You have to act and take things into your own hands. You make the difference between war and peace, justice and injustice, hope and despair, right and wrong. You are the link that creates the world around you.  

 Your inaction is just as vital, and more in some cases, as your action. Your choices truly do matter. You truly do matter. Your life and presence here in this world, at this moment in time make ALL the difference. You’ve got to be willing to take charge of your own life, see things as they are, and do what you can to be a positive and helpful force during your journey here.
“- the world does not need people who hope for change right now, it needs people who will fight for it.”   – Madison Stewart

It’s Time To Wake Up

To Be Honest
*disclaimer: long post on an extremely important issue.*

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repost from Google

People are being mistreated and slaughtered, animals are being mistreated and slaughtered, the Earth is being mistreated and slaughtered.
What are we doing?

People with limited authority, who were given that limited authority, to help and protect others are abusing that power and they care not on whom they use that power, yet so many are blatantly blind to this obvious and very visible wrong doing and defend it when it could just as well be you or yours as it could me. People are going to other countries and disrespecting nature as well as the people of those countries by slaughtering and harming the animals unecessarily for personal, selfish gain. Lions are being murdered, beheaded, and skinned, rhinos having their horns cut off and being left to die, elephants having their tusks cut off, sting rays having their fins cut off, sharks being murdered, having their fins cut off and being left to die, bee populations are at an all time low, and yet there are so many who see this and say nothing. Thousands upon thousands of acres of rainforest’ are cut down every day, entire ecosystems destroyed, and what are people doing? Trying to get the new, latest, popular thing that does not benefit you or anything else for that matter.

WAKE UP. Wake up and See. See what is happening right in front of your eyes. Help!!!!! Do not lend a hand in your own destruction! The time has come to rid ourselves of the old ways and ideology of superiority and dominion over things that are not and never were yours. Nature, land, animals, and people are the property of Life. We do not own each other and we do not own this world. We are a part of it.

It is unimaginable, the damage that is going to ensue if people do not wake up right now and start helping to better what we can. Too much damage has already been done and we are going to continue to suffer for it. What with the horrible natural disasters, uprisings around the world, animal species disappearing at alarming rates, ice disappearing at alarming rates. We. Have. Got. To. Wake. Up. We have GOT to change. WE HAVE TO DO BETTER. NOW. RIGHT. NOW. The longer we wait to start changing things for the better the worse it will be for ourselves and especially future generations. We can not let them bare greater hardships of the troubles careless people now and in the past have created. A lot of us did not start this mess, but we can surely begin to fix it. But we have to come together. If we each do our part, in one way or another, in many small or big ways, however you choose to do so, we can make life better. We can be better.

It is time to wake up, speak up, stand up, and do work. We have to. The consequences of our actions are already set in place for what has already been done, and we need to make sure that we do not worsen what is already coming. Please, please, please, do something. Do something to benefit us all. Be aware of humanities issues, animal issues, and the issues of nature. They are all your concern. They directly correlate to one another. Let’s not continue to be our own demise, because that is exactly where we are headed, to our own demise. Make not the world, yourself, and the future generations suffer for your comfort. Your comfort means nothing compared to the balance of life as a whole. And the thing is, when you contribute positively to humanity, animals, and the earth, it benefits you in all the best ways possible. So do your part. Stand up and help yourself and your fellow man, stand up and help the animals of this earth, stand up and help nature. It all connects. We are all connected. We are one people, of one earth, one home. Protect your people and your home. Make a difference.

If we can come together, stop separating ourselves, and be the one people that we are, we can do some pretty astounding, out-of-this-world amazing, and incredible things. Just imagine, a world where most of us are doing what we can to help everyone and everything. I mean, being completely honest, not everyone is going to be on board, but most of us can be. We can begin a very positive chain reaction. Let’s start it.
We Are One.

Every Day Is Earth Day

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repost from Essena O’niell via Instagram

Earth. So majestic, so beautiful.
She is as alive as we are.
She is peaceful and She is fierce.
She is calm and She is wild.
She is as vast and magnificent as any other planet in this solar system.
She is home, our home, and She is the only home we have.
Love her. Cherish her. Take care of her. Show her kindness. Be good to her. Treat her as well as you treat yourself. She provides everything that we have and need. She is as good to us as we are to her, and should we fail to give her the love she needs, she will do whatever it takes to eliminate the problem and regain her balance.
Love her as She loves you.
Every day is Earth Day.

The Green Life pt. 10

This is the last TGL post! So sad 😦 But worry not! For next month’s photo project is forthcoming! Starting November 1st, the new photo project hits the blog. The theme is Flower Power. I hope you like the shots I was able to capture 🙂

Now without further a do, here are the last 3 pictures from the creek sesh. Remember, Earth is our only home, she’s fragile, and like us needs love and care. If we all do our part, she’ll take care of us just as well as we take care of her.
#SaveThePlanet #PlanetConservation

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