Sadhguru speaks about how ecology and the spiritual process are intimately connected in this post on World Environment Day.
Sadhguru: As a generation, ours has taken the biggest bite off the planet. Whatever we do for the environment today is neither service nor a great achievement; it is a matter of survival. It’s not the planet that is in danger today; we are.
Today is World Environment Day. Unfortunately, we live in times when human consciousness is so compartmentalised that we have forgotten there is actually no such thing as “environment.” If an individual is willing, he can experience the entire world as himself. It is only because he has not exercised this choice that there is a divide between humanity and the environment.
Trees are our closest relatives. What trees exhale, we inhale; what we exhale, they inhale. They are half our respiratory system. Spirituality is not about looking up or down; it’s about looking inward. The first fundamental fact you find on looking inward is that you are very much a part of everything around you. Without that realisation, there is no spiritual process.
Today modern science has established that the whole of existence is one energy; every particle in your body is in constant communication with the cosmos.
Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing through yoga programmes, and social and environmental initiatives.