Love with abandon. You have heard this adage before. You have wished for it. You may have decided you will never know what this means. But you are experiencing it right now, every day, every hour, every minute.
You are loving Earth with abandon.
You think she will support you. You think she will always be by your side. You think she will care for you.
You have forgotten how your actions impact her. You have forgotten to nourish her. You have forgotten her.
When you wash your hair in the morning do you think about where the soap goes? Do you think she will drink it like an elixir of love?
When you go for your morning coffee do you bring your own mug? Or do you think she will take your trash and make diamonds from it?
When you look at her do you only see her beauty or do you see the wounds that you thoughtlessly imprinted on her? Erroneously thinking your love is enough to cure her.
Do you see those marks? They are yours. Only you don’t want to take responsibility for them. You say they are her problem. You say they were there before you met her. You say “I love you” as if it is a magic spell to break all curses.
Her baggage is your baggage. That is what love means. True love needs care, attention, and respect. How did you forget?
Now is not the time to love with abandon, now is the time to love consciously.
Only then will you know love.
A predawn walk along the beach is a great way to start the day.
I always like to look for treasures washed ashore at the high tide line. Typically, I’m looking for critters like sand dollars (which I found a few weeks ago on a beach walk with my niece at Ocean beach in San Francisco ).
What caught my eye along the beach at Kailua bay wasn’t biological, like coconut shells or seaweed. It was marine debris.
Yes, it is a fact that we humans produce a lot of garbage and some of it ends up in our environment.
Yes, it is overwhelming to see the big pieces and all of the little pieces.
I knew I couldn’t pick up all of the debris, but I had to do something.
I decided to pick up monofilament (the ball of green-blue plastic thread in the picture).
Read a bit about it on Wikipedia.
I’m not going to solve the ocean trash problem alone, but I can help. Every bit counts.
Oh, I did find a critter – pufferfish (been dead for a while).