When we open up to the experience of wonder, we allow a spark of hope to rekindle and let curiosity and awe lead us forward.
Here's the thing...
humans are just as capable of giving as we are of taking. Despite how easy it is to paint a gloom and doom scenario when considering environmental issues, there are other ways to frame the painting!
Earth elders have been saying for generations that it is through relationship that balance and harmony can emerge.
I love to ask questions about reciprocity. In my graduate studies, my fundamental research question was,
"How can humans help the land?"
Studying soil helped me shift into a reciprocal view between humans and the land we walk on. We do not need to save (or even sustain) the earth, but we do need to lift to a world rooted in respect and reciprocal action.
If you find yourself wondering how you can give back and what you can do in your own life to make a difference, we are meant to work together!