I recently had to introduce myself for an online Sustainability Course I mentioned in my last post. I thought I would share the result with my other reader…
Hello. After returning home to my farm after a morning run and swim at the beach it would be easy to turn off to the world and its ills and just enjoy what I have. Yet I, like around 6 billion others, also have the very human need to continually improve and make the world a better place. Now that piece of rhetoric also has around 6 billion interpretations. Yet one simple maxim I follow is that we don’t trash the planet or each other. Living that maxim in itself would be a huge turn around from current global practices.
So with that simple interpretation of sustainability in mind I can implement my own little plan to ’save’ the world And it operates 24/7.
That also ties in with another of my beliefs that we all must do our bit. As a confirmed atheist I can’t abdicate my responsibilities to the planet and others in the crazy belief that heaven or a saviour will rescue me/us. What you see is what you get.
This however does not negate the power of spirituality. As I have watched my rainforest of 4,000 trees rise from the grass of a disused dairy farm over the past sixteen years I have become more spiritual by the day. I am continually in awe of the power and gentleness and the brutality and intelligence of nature. And the fact that my simple actions taken all those years ago have exponentially increased the life and well being that this piece of land now supports.
Then when I need some sport and cash I go out and work with fucked up companies as an organisational change manager. Isn’t life great?