Love Letter To The Earth

Love Letter to the Earth by Thich Nhat Hanh

“I left earth three times

and found no other place to go.

Please take care of Spaceship Earth.”

-Walter Schirra, 1998
Astronaut on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space flights


Consider this simple, profound, and embracing book an eloquent reminder of the blessing we all have to be born from this earth and to have the privilege of life to appreciate “the Earth above you, below you, all around you, and even inside you.” 

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, who has a very special gift for telling a story with impeccable simplicity, grace, and heart-warming clarity. In this treatise about our beloved planet and our inextricable connection since the dawn of the universe, he gently reminds us, that each of us contains the earth and its infinitude of properties, because all that we are comes from the Earth. She is truly our Mother. The time is now, as it has perennially been, for us to restore our relationship with Earth, which is in profound danger. If the earth is threatened, so are you and I, because this is our home. Greed, pride, and delusion, has spewed violence, pollution, and abuse of our earth and its treasures. All of us on this precious planet are affected concurrently, and the ruinous ramifications are compounding.

We are the difference, and we can be the enlightened force for transformation of our outlook and the well-being of Mother Earth.  As Thich Nhat Hanh states, “Mindfulness is the healing balm that can help put an end to our sense of alienation and help us heal both ourselves and our planet." If we can ground ourselves, become one with the Earth and treat her with care, she will nourish us and heal our bodies, and minds. The prescription for renewal includes attuning to our breath, words, listening, sustenance, movement, and rediscovering balance for ourselves and our beloved earth.


Love Letter to the Earth

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