The 2018 Women’s March was my first political protest.
I marched for many things.. Global gender inequality, access to education, sex trafficking..
And also the environment.
As I spend more time in nature, the more I begin to care deeply about it. We need access to nature. We need clean air. We need water. We need plants.
We cannot survive without our natural resources.
This year, I plan to spend more time giving back to the environment that I enjoy spending so much time in. There is so much to do, and so many things I cannot change as one single person. Sometimes I feel hopeless.
But I think back to Krista Tippet’s interview with Joanna Macy on the On-Being podcast (are you following this podcast yet? If not, then you need to start NOW).
“The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you’re worrying about whether you’re hopeful or hopeless or pessimistic or optimistic, who cares? The main thing is that you’re showing up, that you’re here and that you’re finding ever more capacity to love this world because it will not be healed without that. That was what is going to unleash our intelligence and our ingenuity and our solidarity for the healing of our world. – Joanna Macy