Welcome to our meditation…
Let us take a deep breath. Stretch your arms. Stretch your legs. Roll your shoulders. Relax your body. Relax your mind. Let us take a moment to cleanse our spirit and free our hearts form the burdens of our every day. Take a moment to acknowledge each thought and then let it go. Say goodbye for another time. Life is a continual process of recognizing things and then letting them go. We need to keep our minds and body cleansed and pure so that the positive energy can flow freely throughout our being. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you are sitting next to a fresh water pond. There are trees, vines and flowers surrounding it. The air feels misty and fresh – not too cool and not too warm. You can smell the greenness in the air. On the other side of the pond stands a White Heron and two little ducks are cutting two v-like shapes as they slowly make their way across the pond. The water is clear and inviting. As you step in you feel the exhilaration on your toes and ankles, up to your calves and thighs. You lunge forward and feel the cool waters envelop you as you glide along the surface. You can feel your muscles relaxing and your mind releasing all the thoughts and worries for another time. You dip your head back and immerse yourself in refreshing coolness of the water – thoroughly cleansing your whole being from head to toe. Let these fresh waters purify your spirit. Let them be a reminder that this world is a healing world. Let this be a fresh invigorating start to a fresh new you.
365 Meditation would like to dedicate the next few meditations to our Mother Earth and the environment. This will be the first in our meditation series on small changes that make all the difference:
We all love fresh, clean water. Let us take an extra moment to reflect upon the importance of our drinking water. Purchasing a simple filtration system for can make our water much healthier for us. It can also greatly reduce the need for plastic bottles. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour and most of them are thrown away. The process of creating the plastic for those bottles and transporting them is very costly to the environment and for us. We use oil to create plastic which adds to the strain of our natural resources. Purchasing the bottles regularly is also costly: we have to buy them from the store and then use gas to transport them in our cars. There is also the time and energy spent trying to recycle them and many plastics are not recycle-friendly. By placing a water filter on your faucet tap you can get up to 200 gallons of filtered water per filter – and that’s 100 gallons more than a filterered water pitcher that you have to keep refilling. The faucet filter would only need to be changed every 3 months. A great item that goes well with the faucet filter is the stainless steel container. It will never rust or end up leaching chemicals and bacteria into your water like plastic bottles do. These are just a couple small changes that make all the difference.
You can check the status of your tap water via the Environmental Working Group website here.
View the various types of filtration systems at the Pur Water Filter website here.
For more great tips on being eco-friendly visit our friends at eco-ideas.net