Why are we willing to work so much harder at convincing ourselves that our current toxic habits are ok, or are ok in moderation, rather than accepting the reality that we’ve maybe made mistakes, and have to do better? We seem, as a society, so willing to deny and rationalize the very things that we inherently know are not good for us now, and certainly pose problems for our future.
Change can be hard, especially in our busy lives, but what’s the alternative?
Whether we wish that we had learned how to appreciate meditation and yoga when younger, wish we didn’t grow up loving fast food, or wish we hadn’t been sleeping on a pillow doused with flame retardants, it’s about the here and now. We can do better, with what we know now.
We have had our own “aha moments” being horrified learning about the dangers of so much in our world … hindsight screams “HOW did you not know that?” But, the key is, that once we know, we choose to no longer UNKNOW and make the conscious decision to do better … relentlessly. It is too bad that we can’t have “do-overs” once we learn, grow, and know. However, one thing that we CAN do, is to keep moving forward and use what we learn (as soon as we learn it), to improve (like when we learned about glyphosate in our food.)
There are many reasons that we shop, eat, move, and live without a conscience … perhaps it’s the fear of change, maybe it’s about the cost of change, it could even be that we are overwhelmed with the thought of how much we need to change and do not know where to start, and maybe we don’t even really know some of the things that we need to be outraged about. Have you heard of the Wrong Bus Syndrome?
The sin of unknowing affects us all, and one of the best ways that we can repair the world, and take care of each other is to continue to educate and inspire … and if we listen to each other, act on what we know, and share it widely and kindly, imagine what a better life we can lead now … plus how it might benefit our future generations.