Rapper Nasir Jones, a.k.a. Nas, told me that the world is mine.
Today I decided to take a walk down the street to drop an envelope in the mail box instead of going to the building’s own drop box. As I’m crossing the street, a sense of ownership entered my body. Surprisingly, no cars were in sight, (I work in a busy business/commercial area). I crossed the street at my own pace, care-free. I literally felt like the world was mine, the trees, the grass, the ground I walked on, even the sun and sky. I felt renewed.
I never realized how empowering it feels to walk. I even observed my leg muscles functioning, enjoyed the wind brushing face and playing with my curls and felt energized by just 3 minutes out in the sun!
We live in a beautiful place, but we’ve chosen to slowly destroy it. How inconsiderate are we for trashing a world we share with others? Could I go into someone’s home and liter and pollute it? I can’t.
Roommates and families set rules in order to keep their homes clean and livable. From young, our parents teach us to tidy our rooms and pick up after ourselves, or so I assume. I feel the same should be applied for The Earth. It really isn’t hard!