Sometimes recognizing the fact each one of us is only one in seven billion people can lead us to believe that our individual actions have no impact on the fate of this planet. Yet we know small things that we do can have a snowball effect on other people and eventually turn into global movements. Well, this video suggests something even more enticing…making green choices to expel less carbon dioxide can also enhance our love life. Take a look!
We have been conditioned to believe by our culture that lots of noise, activity and other byproducts of modern technology are good and that these are habits of successful people. There is a simple way to test this theory: turn off your tv, turn off your phone, drive or walk (if possible) to your nearest forest and sit in the middle of it. Take a romantic partner with you, if applicable. Sit quietly for twenty minutes. What do you notice about the way you feel? What do you notice about the living things around you…the trees and their leaves, the animals and insects scurrying about? You will quickly notice that you become part of this ecosystem. Kiss your partner. Do you notice anything different about the experience?
When you return to the world, what do you notice about it? One of things you may be thinking now is that you would rather stay in the forest. If each of us makes small changes everyday to make our loves more green, then eventually we can bring the forest to us. We can plant more trees and have more leisure time to enjoy these forests. Any good psychologist knows that the way we improve our mental well being is by making small, deliberate changes. We can improve the health of our natural world in exactly the same way.