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.