OUR HEALTH AND NATURE’S HEALTH ARE INTERTWINED
Ayurveda, a 5000-year-old science, explains to us how our own personal health and the planet’s health are intertwined. At a time where our government reduces public lands to favor oil and gas extractions, we need to better understand what these decisions imply.
Nature is formed by five elements: space, wind, fire, water and earth. We find these five elements in our body as well. The separation between our body and environment is only an imaginary one. Eventually, toxicity in our air, water or earth enters our body through our skin, the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.
The exchanges happen both ways. Our eating and consuming habits have a big influence on what is grown, manufactured and thrown away. It all goes back to nature.
We will never be able to isolate ourselves from the rest of the world. We are all interdependent and interconnected at the biological level and at the infinitely small particulate matter that constitutes our world. This is proven by quantum physics. Nature and ancient cultures hold infinite intelligence. Preserving them should be the priority if we want our humanity to thrive instead of declining.
We can make 2018 the year of Health by taking better care of ourselves and the ones around us, by being mindful of our lifestyle, alert and combative towards decisions that do not serve the planet and therefore our future.