Ideas for sustainability and creating our best ways to live it helps to look to the Native Americans. They have loved and cherished the earth for centuries. The following Ute Prayer says it best.
Earth, Teach Me…. Native American Quote
Earth teaches me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teaches me suffering ~ as old stones suffer from memory.
Earth teaches me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teaches me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teaches me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teaches me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teaches me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teaches me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teaches me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teaches me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.
Native American’s caring for the earth is very expansive and lasting.
Here are just a few profitable ways that we can apply to help the land and the people who live on the planet.
What Native Americans Can Teach Us About Sustainability reminds us that the earth and all creation came into being by God as designer and creator. Off the Grid News offers four different meanings for sustainability with practical tips.
Ecopsychology – What Native Americans Teach Us About Sustainability begins when the European settlers came to American and saw the rich natural resources which the Native Americans treated with respect. Discover has Native Americans, Whites, other Americans from diverse cultural heritage are working to bring back traditional earth management systems,
Protecting the Earth, Protecting Ourselves: Stories from Native America shares environmental justice, indigenous rights, land sovereignty, and environmental issues, Native American Culture, Native American Policy Organizing
One final thought
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and one another.” Mahatma Gandhi