The Nature's Call and Our Role

Crisanta Mihangos
Posted April 22, 2020 from Philippines

One afternoon, I decided to stop using my phone and take a nap. Something is a bit odd and my mind just drifted away again somewhere. All of a sudden, I grasped something like this…

… Right from the start, our entire life has depended to nature and of what it brings to the table as well as the natural happiness and leisure for our well being. We cannot disagree with the fact nature provided everything we require to survive: the clean air we breathe, daily food we take, glamorous clothing we wear and our shelter. Nature gives access to all natural medicines, and the flowing water is everywhere for the human to survive the droughts and dehydration. Materials use for structural development can be found in its sanctuary. We are indeed rich and abundant of treasures. Can you believe it? Nature serves us incredibly well. But what do we do in return?

A thousand years ago, nature was everything to all humans but these past few decades, everything was taken for granted. When we cannot comprehend nature, we venture into modification. Alter it in a way we think would solve the problem. The whole idea of nature becomes indistinct. People thought nature can be transformed thus; we clear our forest, slash down trees and smoulder in vegetation. The good insects living in the field are just nothing to be cared of. We catch tons of fish using illegal methods and harmful chemicals without taking into consideration the damage we might cause. We converted and still converting wetlands into agricultural land and residential area without comprehending its intended purpose, its risks and the consequences of this to humankind. We hunt and trap birds and animals cruelly and at times – sell them for money. Everything in nature has been tagged with a price; price that was not there before and the tragic reality now is we, people, are still consumed in greed which unable us to recognize the massive distraction we have created.

On that note, I was stirred up to understand the purpose and right role of all individual on this planet. Do you hear it? It’s calling us. We are experiencing uncanny things banging at our doorstep to make us acknowledge the call of nature. I am grateful some have recognized that call and became part of agent for nature. Some have taken the lead, but every move will fail us all, if we do not carry out this together. We should take our stand now towards the right direction and abundance. Nature needs the people’s ear that listens, a heart that cares, hands to reach out and help to take action because that is what stewards are made of. Yes, our right role that is. We are the stewards of this planet. In whatever we do nature remains our primary responsibility.

The vital stage to protect and restore what we have overlooked should start with our simple awareness of what we are losing these days. And I hope soon, we will be united for one most significant goal without greed, domination and treachery.

#HappyEarthDay2020

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Chioma Nwaoha
Apr 22
Apr 22

Hello pretty sister,
Thank you for sharing.
Please stay safe.
We love you .

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 23
Apr 23

Hi Ms. Chioma,
Thank you. Stay safe as well.

Jill Langhus
Apr 22
Apr 22

Hi Crisam,

How are you and your family doing? I totally agree with you 100%. I hope that we collectively, too, start to nurture nature, rather than destroy it soon. Happy Earth Day, dear.

XX

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 23
Apr 23

Hi Ms. Jill,

We are doing okay. Thank you for your support. Hope you are doing well too.
Regards.

Jill Langhus
Apr 24
Apr 24

Hello there:-)

Good to hear. You're welcome!

Yes, I'm doing well, thanks!

MUKABA ZAWADI
Apr 23
Apr 23

well said my dear, we are the guardians of this planet. Whatever we do, nature remains our primary responsibility.

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 23
Apr 23

Hi Ms. Mukaba,
Thank you for your support.
Stay safe.

maeann
Apr 23
Apr 23

Helo Crisanta :) I agree that nature needs the people's ear that listens. We need to listen to nature... how it is doing now. How it can support us if we don't take of it. The community lockdown let nature rest from the people. I hope this gives realization to us that the earth needs to breathe also. Thank you for sharing.

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 24
Apr 24

Hi Ms. Maeann,

Thank you for your support. I also hope we can do our part to really help the nature heal even after the crisis.

Stay safe po.

Paulina Nayra
Apr 23
Apr 23

Hi Cris... great to see this scenic view of the Leyte Sab-a Peat Swamp Forest. It's so beautiful that it pains me to see it ruined by irresponsible users. And great write up you have here on how nature calls - and wish everyone can hear its call - desperate, angry and now with the COVID-19, it may be feeling rested. And for those who hear, to act and stop the abuse on nature. Else, there's no planet B.

Keep on writing.
Huggs.

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 24
Apr 24

Hi Ma'am Pau

It makes me sad also, knowing that people are continuously doing things bad for the peatland forest. Hope they will make a good decision before something terrible comes our way.

Stay safe po.

Anita Shrestha
Apr 24
Apr 24

Thank you for sharing. Keep it continu

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 24
Apr 24

Hi Ms. Anita,

Thank you.

Hunter
Apr 25
Apr 25

So true.....
Nature is our Healer and Teacher.
If we can just listen.....

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 26
Apr 26

Hi Ms/Mr. Hunter,

I agree. Thank you for reading.
Stay Safe.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Apr 26
Apr 26

Thank you for rekindling me back to the importance of nature.Hope u are keeping safe and doing great.I look forward to your following me back.
Celebrate you.

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 26
Apr 26

Hi Ms. Oluwatoyin,

You're most welcome. Stay safe also.
Thank you.

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 26
Apr 26

Dear Christana,
It is beautiful to read how much you respect end cherish Nature, and how you lay out all of the behaviours of people that need to change, for nature to heal and survive, and this being the only way for us all to survive. "Everything in nature has been tagged with a price". "Nature needs the people’s ear that listens, a heart that cares, hands to reach out and help to take action". A gentle and powerful reminder. We are being forced to let our Earth rest now. Time for voices like yours, and I believe many women leading the way, toward life in which we respect and honour our Earth, our Home.

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 26
Apr 26

Hi Ms. Tamarack,

Thank you. It is good to know that you love what I wrote. It's reassuring. It encourages me to continue using my voice for a cause like this.
Stay safe.

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Apr 30
Apr 30

Thank you mother nature for giving us all that we need: water, food, peace of mind, ...
Crisanta, I really love your loving words.
Thanks

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 30
Apr 30

Hi Ms. Mavunyi,

Thank you for the appreciation.
Stay safe.