By Scott Taylor Lynch
The best way to practice environmentalism is to strive to think of the physical world and other beings in synchronicity with yourself. This is the main tenet of most religions and spiritual ethics. Parents feel this as they help their children grow and learn to make decisions for themselves. It does not give away any power you have, in fact it will multiply your resolve and wisdom to help the world, to live in the moment forever.
Before one can really get the feel for environmentalism they first must fight a battle in their mind. A battle that has been going on for umpteenth years. At the beginning of humanity there was a great genetic divergence beginning new cognitive process. Trial and error was used to build social structures, learn adaptations, finding the meaning of this new sentience. These traits are still engrained in modern man and their manifestations in modern society bring wind to bad environmental choices. Our instincts tell that we should have vocation, make something of our time. Is not quiet contemplation and a life of service just as powerful? We are shut in our homes though we reach out electronically more and more each generation. Are not common goals for everyone in your homes and neighborhoods equally accessible? We struggle to keep up with the Jones, do all the modern conveniences really make life easier? If one can deconstruct their instincts they make better choices towards a sustainable world. Thinking about both sides of an issue even though you might be bombarded by the fire-lit faces of social pressure towards one side.
Our consumer culture has many influences to make us make bad decisions towards environmentalism. How do you make the right decision when contemplating if this or that item will better your life but not take away from the common good? Can you get away without having it? A quick visual representation in your mind of where it came from, how it traveled to your location, how the materials were gleaned from the Earth might help your judgement. What was its journey here? Where is it going after you have used it?
One of the science concepts taught to young people is there is difference between physical and chemical changes in matter. As we live our lives we get comfortable in our modern surrounding and ways we also forget that natural life and material moves in waves and cycles. When you make daily choices in your life, the way you move around your area, the things you eat and drink, the way you maintain the land and sea, is there a chemical change in the matter involved? Is it part of a natural process? Can you replace these choices with ones that involve a simple physical change where energy, material and nutrition goes into a cycle? Energy including brain activity moves in waves, anything man can do to simulate the natural working of world helps develops cognitive process inducing the logic of environmentalism.
Nothing on this planet is stronger than the human mind. To help save our planet this human organ needs to be acknowledged and nurtured. Know who you are first, then train yourself through your best traits to show who you are, at the same time serving our human process and helping to grow new instincts for environmentalism.
About the author- Scott is a retired school teacher who lives in rural Alabama. He has a background in English education and he is a former employee of Cable News Network. Scott is a Folk musician with busking experience and works as a K-12 substitute teacher. He enjoys hiking in the Appalachian Mountains and chopping firewood.
Article description: The best way to practice environmentalism is to strive to think of the physical world and other beings in synchronicity with yourself. Before one can really get the feel for environmentalism they first must fight a battle in their mind.