The earth is not the environment, something outside of us that we need to care for. The earth is us. Taking care of the earth, we take care of ourselves. — Thich Nhat Hanh.
We need to move beyond the idea of ‘environment’ and fall back in love with Mother Earth. —Thich Nhat Hanh.
The Earth has been there for along time. She is Mother to all of us. She knows everything. The Buddha asked the Earth to be his witness by touching her with his hand when he had some doubt and fear before his awakening. The Earth appeared to him as a beautiful mother. In her arms she carried flowers and fruit, birds and butterflies, and many different animals, and offered them to the Buddha. The Buddha’s doubts and fears instantly disappeared. Whenever you feel unhappy, come to the Earth and ask for her help. Touch her deeply, the way the Buddha did. Suddenly, you too will see the Earth with all her flowers and fruit trees and birds, animals, and all the living beings that she has produced. All these things she offers to you. – Thich Nhat Hanh.

Breathe in and be aware of your body look deeply into it and realise you are the earth and your consciousness is also the consciousness of the earth. — Thich Nhat Hanh. PhotoArt: Tomas Sanchez @thichnhathanhquotecollective #thay #consciousness #understanding #environment #earth #interbeing #wisdom #love #healing #thichnhathanh #thichnhathanhquotes #buddhistquotes

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