Mornings are beginnings. Beginnings are births. Births are stories to be told by the future. The future is what follows the present. The present lives till the end of it all. We keep living for a tomorrow that never comes. Morning, noon, evening, night, tomorrow, and yesterday only live in the present. The past and future are pre and post-concepts of now. It is the constant thought of time moving, that makes me wonder how valuable it is to cherish the now.
Keeping our mornings serene and sober is crucial for the health of our planet. Instead, we are continually violating its sanctity without any mercy. Pollution caused by our own activity and lifestyle challenges the very existence of the planet that brings us beautiful mornings. Not to mention the food and shelter it provides. It is our only home. Our technology might occupy more stars but we can’t call them home. There might be breathtaking views from the other worlds, but what can beat the beauty of our Earth? Heaven comes close.
Yes, we look forward to land in heaven but for that, we have to shed our bodies. Heaven may be for pious souls only but the Earth is for both body and soul. That may be the only paradise that can entertain both bad and good souls. It accepts us in all shapes and in every condition. It accommodates us dead and alive. Sick and healthy. Sad and happy. Weak and strong. It does not distinguish between its occupants. Just like a mother’s home. Even hell is discriminating. It only allows people with certain qualities to enter. It has its own standards and prerequisites. Earth on the other hand keeps her door open to all.
We must protect and preserve such a home with utmost sincerity and maximum effort. There is an old saying among bird catchers that “They are trying to catch flying ones, ignoring those who are sitting.” There is an English idiom that “one in hand is better than two in the bush.” We are making money exploiting our fertile planet and spending it to explore the barren ones. As a result, causing pollution at cosmic levels.
There are several kinds of pollution. Water contamination to smog. Space debris to carbon emissions. Noise pollution to viruses. Sometimes our intentions get polluted as well. That is the one that taints our souls. It is the pollution that stains our thoughts and further instigates our minds to promote negativity and evilness around us. After all, what are we but mere extensions of our environments? What surrounds us is what is inside us.
“The real dirt is not outside, but inside, in our hearts. We can wash all stains with water. The only one we can’t wash is the grudge and the bad intentions sticking to our hearts.”
Those who appreciate the cleanliness in their thinking also contribute to keeping their surroundings neat. A virtuous mind promotes respectable living. Littering is the basic sign of negativity. Litterers themselves are a scrap of humanity. We need to save our mornings from all sorts of pollution and we should keep our minds neat from all negativity.
Take good care of yourself, your home, and your world.
Golfer, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Author, Poet, Wanderer, Photographer, Rebel.