Stopping environmental pollution – the first wave
Ever since Rachel Carson published her classic Silent Spring, the amount of environmental pollution in our air, water, soil and ultimately the cells of living organisms has continued to skyrocket. If trends continue, life on earth may not be sustainable. All of this has continued to occur despite the growth of a vibrant environmental movement which Carson initially triggered in the 1960’s. Some logical questions then arise, such as why past approaches have fallen short and why we have not come up with new strategies that do work to stem the tide of vast environmental pollution?
Point to others: problem out there?
I have often seen environmentalist point fingers at certain corporate or political “villains” who are supposedly responsible for the larger part of our environmental crises. In other words, they see the problem as out there and certainly outside of themselves. If only we could get the corrupt politicians and executives to change their ways we would all be much better off. If only we could alter the messages of the major corporate media, our world would soon transform. If only we could change the ownership of the means of production, our society would more gloriously progress for the benefit of the disadvantaged.
Point to self: problems deep inside
Here we stop pointing fingers and look instead within. We take personal responsibility and in waves. This means we start detoxing from our innermost core within and then go outward to radiate in all directions towards ever larger circles of influence. This blog and our website raw-wisdom.com outlines the first such wave – changing our core vision and orientation to nature as a whole, to our cosmos. As long as we all ourselves have not made this innermost shift, the outer world will continue its present non-sustainable course.