Our time is that of scarcity. And thus of choice. The rapid depletion of natural, non-renewable resources poses a threat to sustainability: will we, our children and grandchildren be able to maintain our precious standards of living? Will the environment survive detrimental pollution?
As of yet, the answers remain uncertain. It is, however, essential for the well-being of all that we strive towards a more sustainable future. Hence there is need for adjustment to our styles of life. But where are we to begin?
I believe that is within ourselves.
Adjustments that occur through personal paradigm shifts, through self-actualisation, are far more sustainable than when we reluctantly accept them as burdens. Thus if we look inside ourselves and find the power to care – to love even – others, our future descendants and the environment, then we provide our planet with an everlasting source of sustainability. And the best part is: it would come from one’s free will – from one’s desire to contribute – and thereby reward her with the pleasure and satisfaction of knowing she contributed to something greater than herself.