I was given yet another book on the perils of pesticides and decided I can’t read this stuff anymore.
I have become saturated with news of all the harmful things we are doing to our environment and ourselves and it is overwhelming. I get it already. We need less reports and more action.
If you spend all your time researching bad things through the media; watching documentaries, listening to commentaries, reading books, you are slowly going to lose your mind.
I once knew a man who could no longer sleep because he got in the habit of watching the late news and took all that stuff to bed with him. Such negativity can kill you – it almost killed him.
I go in the grocery store and my heart gets extremely heavy when I observe the rows and rows of chemically laden foodstuff and products we put on and in our bodies and into our environment. I near collapse at the realization this is repeated hundreds of thousands of times over in all the stores in all the cities of the world.
I can’t handle all this.
Here is what I do know. Pick one or two things you can DO something about and do it. Be aware of other things, okay, but take ACTION on something. Choose your battles.
Action does not have to be grand. My elderly Mother was overwhelmed by all the charities vying for her support, until she took this advice. She selected 2 charities and donated to them exclusively each month, and let go of all the others. You cannot solve all the worlds problems. Choose what matters most to you and take action.
If we each do a little, a lot gets done.
There are countless ways of taking action other than monetary to alleviate suffering. Even just being nice once in a while. A smile. A compliment. Holding a door. Listening.
Or you can be more proactive; stop buying chemically laden products and supporting these industries that destroy your body and environment. Read the labels. I remember when flour was flour and cocoa, cocoa – not any more!
Action (oh how I hate to use this next word) trumps everything.
Doing a little will lighten your heart and the woes of the world. There are millions of us on this planet. Imagine what could be accomplished if each one of us did something about one thing of our choosing, in any small way, all the time. All the way from a favour to changing government policy. Stop absorbing bad news and do something.
By the way – there is an equal, if not more amount of good news in this world, and a hefty dose of that each day will help you to take action to get rid of the bad.