Instead, love.

To solve our current humanitarian and ecological crises, political solutions will not avail us.

If Jesus Christ himself were to appear tomorrow, remove all human pollution from the earth, causing a mass regeneration of the environment, how long would it take before we started demolishing forests again?

Without out a corresponding change in human consciousness, we will keep repeating the same pattern of turmoil.

Well, we may not. We are at a turning point. Either, we realize we are part of one human family profoundly interconnected with the environment around us — and when one suffers, we all suffer — or, we watch the human experiment come to an end.

Instead of protest, we can plant. We can plant seeds of goodness. We do this every time we “sit.”

To sit means to stop, close eyes, check in, connect with self, and come in contact with deeper vibrations of truth and love. There are many ways to do this, as shared by all the religious teachings the world knows.

Every time we sit, we plant.

Don’t underestimate the potency of such small acts multiplied across a percentage point of a population as large as ours.

Resist the urge to react in anger. Instead, plant. Instead, sit. Instead, be.

Instead, love.

(And watch the outer respond in kind.)