1.To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;
2.To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become "carbon neutral;"
3.To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;
4.To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;
5.To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;
6.To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,
7.To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.
Do you ever feel stuck in the midst of stagnant energy that's as solid as concrete and nothing you do seems to move it or change it?
Try this refreshing exercise: go to a place outside where you feel comfortable. It could be your own back yard, a public park or garden, or even the parking lot of your favorite shopping mall. (It's best if the place is somewhat quiet and peaceful, however, so the mall might not work during peak shopping hours.)
Walk around this place slowly and deliberately for a few minutes, paying attention to each step you take. Clear your mind of cluttered thoughts and settle into a state of calm inner peace as you walk. When you feel centered stop walking, lift your face to the horizon in the distance and mentally call forth a wave of fresh new energy to invigorate your life.
Be specific about the type of energy you want to attract, such as financial abundance, job opportunities, a new relationship, and so on. Let your heart fill with joy and excitement for the new opportunities coming your way. Feel this brand new energy flowing over and around you, attracting more of everything you desire.
Then continue with your normal routine, feeling refreshed and invigorated - and optimistic about the possibility of change.
Love yourself and be awake-
Today, tomorrow, always.
First establish yourself in the way,
Then teach others,
And so defeat sorrow.
To straighten the crooked
You must first do a harder thing-
You are your only master.
And discover your master.
-from the Dhammapada