Ekla Cholo on a path of eco-friendly habits
One evening last week, bar table discussions took an unusual turn from usual topics of economics and politics towards following rules, being sensitive to climate change and ecofriendliness. Point of the argument was how effective it is to keep walking the good path when you are seeing all the ones who are breaking rules, throwing trash and behaving wrong are enjoying life without penalty. Even socially they are not feeling shamed or looked down on. This definitely is demoralizing for a person who is walking that path towards a better future.
Every Step Counts
But let me tell you the better side of walking solo on the path of eco-friendly habits. First and foremost is the minute impact you have on this huge situation. It’s very important to account for every bit and piece of effort happening all around the globe for having a sustainable environment. There’s a very interesting story in our epic of Ramayana underlining this point. A squirrel was helping the efforts of building a bridge between Rameshwaram and Lanka with a very tiny amount of soil which it could carry. Lord Rama acknowledged those tiny efforts of that small squirrel as a vital part of construction of that bridge. So, you all who are walking on this path alone, don’t forget. Every step counts.
Self satisfying eco habits
Another equally important point is to feel content, happy and proud of yourself. You are taking these efforts of following eco-friendly habits that are going to reward you. You will have a better sleep with a peaceful mind because you have done something good. You are not taking these actions to prove something to someone else. You have started this journey because you have a sensitive heart and compassion. Many people don’t even register these things. So, give yourself one gold star for that. With this pat on the back, keep walking the same path you have started on. More happiness lies ahead of you. Don’t worry if nobody joins you. Gurudev Tagor has given us the perfect Mantra for this journey.
Jodi tor dak shune keu na ashe tobe ekla cholo reGurudev Rabindranath Tagore
(If there is no-one responding to your call – then go on all alone)
This post is also a part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter.