How do I relate to the earth makes a significant difference in living my life. If I view the earth as a collection of matter to be used for my personal selfish gain the future looks very dismal and dark both for the human and the earth. I was reised to relate to the earth as our mother, matrubumi. Viewing the earth this way changes my relationshp with the earth. The relationship becomes sacred and that way opening to greater life.
With the rise of industrialization and commercialization, our earth is exploited and polluted. In the midst of such darkness there is an awakening and hopefulness. There is a chance for opening to a greater life. In that sense, I feel spirit of optimism like the author Thomas Berry. I hope more people get awakened to save the earth, to save the human kind, recover the sense of the sacred in the human-earth relationship. I stay on this path by seeing the sacred realationship between the human and earth. I have a spiritual orientation to life. To me life is sacred and the eargth is sacred.
May we listen to the optimistic andinspiring call of Thomas Berry when he says "Tell them something new is happening...a new sacred story is coming into being in the transition from one era to another.