Letters: Earth Day in transition

Goods choices need to be made as far as our Earth is concerned

In the beginning there was silence with an energy that permeated the universe and alas in due time physical forms as well as the Earth took shape. When the sun caressed the land giving birth to many life forms on sea and on land there was sustenance for all creatures. And it was good.

And over time the Earth thrived and mankind thrived and was blessed with all the goodness that nature had provided. And over many years of earthly existence man and womankind had populated the planet and lived wisely off the land. And it was good.

Then man in his wisdom started to make changes to the environment. And it was called progress and technology and was created to benefit mankind and was revered in many ways. But these changes did not benefit all. Some of the changes created hardships for some people and deterioration to the land, air and waters. And this was not good.

There were those who prospered from these changes and were living in great comfort from the effort put forth by a multitude of others. Many who were affected by these changes eventually rebelled because of the polluted skies, water and land that was causing decay to the purity of the Earth and illnesses to life and lack of nutrition in many parts of the globe. But much effort, funds and power was spent to convince the population that these changes had “good” intent. How could it be that the decline to the quality of life on Earth be attributed to greed and power of good intent?

But the congregation of “The House of Greed and Power” turned a blind eye to the woes of the world. Even in their physical decline the administrators of global injustices refused to accept that much of their choices were part of the world’s problem. Tragedy was not on their doorstep — yet.

But concerned humans realized that there is an ‘essence’ that lives within us. An essence that reaches out to all of life and governs the choices we make. And we ask ourselves ‘how can we as individuals share the responsibility in our life choices and hence improve the well being of our global community?”

Nature can reap only what we sow. Our globally sensitive choices and actions can expand like ripples on the sea and hopefully soon the blind eyes will see and contribute with only good choices to the well being of the Earth and its inhabitants. And this would be good.

J. Moncur

Sooke