So, you have been fasting for 15 days now.
You are half way there.
Did you take the time to examine your life?
Did you take yearly resolutions?
Did someone help you in anyway to dig deeper?
Did you show more compassion?
The Tibetan Buddhists say that the compassionate person is a warrior.
Being more compassionate is not easy
It's a choice
But it is a choice to feel better, to give back to the world, and to combat our stressful lives.
What are the ways to show more compassion?
Take care about the Earth,
Everyone can afford that.
Everyone can do it.
Here are 5 ways to care for the Earth.
1) Clean a spot.
Yes. Clean a spot. Have you ever gone outside, in a forest, in a park, in the streets, in a river, in an abandoned plot of land, and just picked up the trash?
That's an act of compassion.
Plastic is the stuff you want to pick up.
Plastic bags, rings, and bottles kill an incredible number of animals every year.
1 million sea birds are killed every year after swallowing plastic bags.
Plastic bags can release harmful chemicals in the ground that pollute tap water. Landfills release a number of chemicals in the groundwater that slowly kill our environment.
2) Bring your own bags to the grocery store.
The less you use plastic bags, the less they will pollute the landfills.
To their benefit, some supermarkets use now recyclable plastic bags, but what is the use of this program if few people return the plastics to the area where they recycle them?
Look at the entrance of big shopping centers and see if they have bins to put the plastic bags you are not using after shopping.
But to be honest, coming to the shop with your own bags and reuse them over and over again is one little compassionate gesture that can save many animals.
Recycling bins are everywhere. Some areas even have a recycling truck that comes to your door. So, recycle as much as you can. Many things are recyclable these days. You would be surprised.
Here is a list of things that can be recycled and the things that cannot.
If you already recyle, recycle more.
Batteries can be dropped at some locations.
Rechargeable batteries can replace the disposable ones.
Avoid buying anything that's disposable and invest in something more lasting.
4) Buy only what you need.
Do you really need everything you have?
If yes, congratulations.
If not, find ways to declutter.
Give away things you do not need, that are just lying around and that could make others happy.
Be a sensible buyer.
Empty your closets and look at what you already have.
5) Buy in bulk...
... to avoid extranuous packaging.
If you can buy fruits and vegetables non-packaged, do it.
Although some packaging are recyclable, some are not.
Buying in bog quantity helps you avoid small packages that are a strain on our resources.
These are 5 practical things you can use every single day of your life.
At first, it will be hard.
You will become more and more aware of your environment the more you pay attention to it.
You can do it.
You can teach it around you.
You can save many lives by simple daily gestures.
Think bigger than yourself.