“What if everything in the world is connected, there is a cause and effect, or for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. How then do we maintain a balance? “
The answer to this question appears obvious, yes, the earth is a living entity, as are we, as is everything living and non-living.
Although “we know” this, our actions do not appear to support this common thought. We have changed the landscape of the earth with the industrialisation more in the last 70years than in any other period of history. If we all saw the earth as a living organism (like our own body) then perhaps we would see that what we did to the earth would in some way impact ourselves. In the same way we know that if we do something to someone else, perhaps something negative. It will impact them, but also impact us either directly or indirectly. Thus, it would be in our interest to look after the every living entity that permits us to live.
“There is an interconnectedness between all things, living and non living”
The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.
Topics of interest include how the biosphere and the evolution of life forms affect the stability of global temperature, ocean salinity, oxygen in the atmosphere and other environmental variables that affect the habitability of Earth.
See more here: The Gaia Hypothesis
>> 7 problems to overcome together, for our legacy <<
1) The mindset of ECO vs EGO
2) Industrialisation – Admit we need to modify our direction
3) Choose a sustainable future
4) We need a cultural paradigm shift
5) The future is in our children’s hands
6) What will the future look like?
7) A new story of the people.