Last weekend we were in the "Ruhrgebiet" in Germany. From my youth I remember that as one of the most polluted areas on this planet. That was what they told me. I grew up up with an image of an earth where you can hardly breathe because of pollution heading for the end of a total environmental disaster. That was oppossed to a nostalgia for good old times when everything was still manmade instead of machine made and harmony between mankind and nature still existed. This way of looking at life did have a huge impact on my experience and life choices.
The last few years I slowly start to find some distance from this perspective and see the limitations of it. A few anchors in my thinking are now:
Reality is the result of what you believe to perceive.
Perception is a creative process.
Doom scenarios bring you nowhere.
Fighting against some issue risks to become giving more energy to the very thing you don't want. Strengthening the vision of how it could be or already is just as well, equals giving your energy to nourish that. It is more effective. It increases the probability that you will see how to create a reality which feels good to live in.
I know I am a dreamer making everything a bit more beautiful. Many blamed me of being over idealistic and not a realist or not practical. But that is just the best I can offer.
In the Ruhr area I did see magnificent old trees, lots of all shades of luxuriant abundant tones of green old and rich earth, full of stories and memories of human life. And a lot of people have their homes surrounded by so much green plants and trees that the peaceful energy the plants radiate fills their homes.