Monday, January 20, 2014

Whole of Nature In Its Beauty

--  Quote of the Day -- 

Conscious living means being aware why we think as we do and how our thoughts shape our actions. It concerns of being self-aware that aspects of human psychology that makes us vulnerable to advertising and the media. …Albert Einstein once said that human beings are part of a whole called the universe– he who experiences himself …as something separate of the rest is a kind of delusion, a kind of prison, that restricts us to our personal desires and our task is to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. …I’ve been really involved in environmental issues and have been hopeful that I could raise awareness. …When you continually try to have an effect on society, and do things that you believe are for the good for everyone and you don’t see any effect it can be depressing or frustrating. For me I push my wheelchair up the trails on the hills or in the park and within a few days I come back to my passion. …I hope that by doing what I can it does have an effect and it is worth doing.” 

~ James Kelly

Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode that aired back on July 14… titled: Science, Industry & Our Future

 (*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

-- Positive News -- 


Great news on the garden front…

The US Composting Council held a campaign last year called the “Million Tomato Campaign” in an effort to encourage community gardens to improve the health of theirs soil, spread education about composting and help fill the food bank pantry cupboards. As many of our readers and radio show listeners are already aware, I have a huge passion for encouraging composting for many reasons – creating nutrient rich soil means we have healthier food, plants that require less extra amendments, creating more organic gardens, having richer biodiversity, and higher water retention in the soil itself… among many, many other reasons. The council, through working with 100 US based community gardens and 85 compost manufacturing companies, was able to distribute 540 dump truck loads to the community gardeners who agreed to grow tomatoes for local food banks and other places that feed those stricken by hardship. Some of the gardens sold excess tomatoes to raise funds for worthy causes as well. 

I was thrilled to read of this project and hope that the campaign encouraged people to reconsider the reuse of organic “waste” – looking at this as a valuable product that can improve our world.

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