Nature is more than a destination, more than a “place”. Nature is a mindset and a way of looking at the world. It is a teacher and a mentor. It is a set of values and principles on which one chooses to live accordingly, a framework for personal transformation. Nature is about reciprocity, balance and humility. It is a world of wonders, discoveries and wisdom.
Nature is Life – Life is Nature.
If a Genie gave me one wish, my wish would be for our society to change its relationship with Nature and view it in the same way we see Freedom and Democracy. As a value that needs to be honored and respected. Instead of seeing Nature as a commodity that needs to be managed.
I would wish for the creation of the BILL OF NATURE, just like we have the BILL OF RIGHTS.
This Bill would set the tone and direction on how citizens of this world want to move forward and into the future. This Bill would NOT be about measuring or quantifying Nature, but about creating a framework for our growth, a set of values that we prioritize culturally, and individually.
The Bill would be simple, clear and composed of keywords:
- Humbleness NOT Righteousness
- Better NOT Easier
- Respect NOT Protect
- Consciousness NOT Senseless
- Reciprocity NOT Opportunistically
- Community NOT Individuality
- Slower NOT Faster
- Local NOT Global
- Accountability NOT Dishonesty
- Long Term NOT Short Term
- Forward NOT Backward
- Optimism NOT Pessimism
- Dynamic NOT Static
- Evolution NOT Perfection
That is what my wish you would be.