In this world there is much beauty, but there is also much pain and suffering.
Finding beauty is just as easy as finding suffering. All you have to do is switch on the news or pick up a newspaper to see that there is war, poverty, greed and abuse everywhere. Similarly, all you have to do is step outside and enjoy the natural wonder of the trees, the sound of waves crashing against the shore or the pink hues of the sun setting against the sky to see that there is beauty everywhere.
Mother Earth does not need our pity, she needs our pro-activeness, she needs our dedication and she needs our awareness.
Here are 6 Easy Ways that You Can Help Make the World A Better Place:
1.) Respond With Kindness
If you remember that everyone is just doing the best that they know how with the knowledge they have, then responding in kindness is easy. You have no idea what day or life someone has had, so don’t judge. Allow yourself to be present in the moment and view every encounter and experience with others as an opportunity to grow and learn.
2.) Organic, Local And Sustainable
Choosing organic or responsibly farmed foods can help to support our environment and is also better for any animals involved. Aim to choose products that use recycled packaging and avoid harsh chemicals. In the home, set up a recycle and compost bin and if you can, grow your own fruits and vegetables.
3.) Giving And Receiving
Before you go out and purchase more ‘stuff’ ask yourself what you can get rid of and donate first. Acquiring “stuff” can make us feel bogged down and can also impact our mental clarity. Clear out your closets and donate your unwanted goods to charity. A good rule of thumb here is that if you haven’t used it in a year, it’s time to donate it.
4.) Spend Time In Nature
Spending time in nature is a fantastic way to appreciate Mother Earth and step into a place of gratitude and understanding of all she provides. Plant some flowers or trees in the garden or bring nature into your home. Plants also help to clean and purify the air and carry healing vibrations.
5.) Positive Attitude
“Smile and the whole world smiles back” sums it up perfectly. The more positive and true to yourself that you are, the more the world will respond back in kind. Our thoughts carry powerful vibrations that effect not only us but everything around us. Be mindful of the energy you are emitting as negative thoughts can be like pollution.
6.) Practice Gratitude
Giving thanks for all that you have, instead of focusing on what you don’t have, not only opens the doors of abundance but also helps you to better appreciate the world that you live in. There is always something to be grateful about whether its the warm bed you have to sleep in, the sunset or your family. Take a moment each day to write down 7 things you are grateful for and watch how your Universe expands.
Don’t you know yet? It’s your Light that Lights the Worlds- #Rumi