Here in Ohio our ash trees are dying, apparently a bug is wiping them all out. It’s illegal to transport any type of ash across state lines, apparently no one has told the bugs this and the ash are dying in Michigan and Indiana as well.
I have heard many theories as to why the trees are dying, but what is the core of the problem? Are the bugs natural predators being killed off? Are the trees more sensitive to the chemicals being sprayed on the fields?
This makes me think about ourselves, are we really getting to the core of our issues or are we focused on side effects? I have been overweight my whole life, and I can lose weight for various reasons but will I be completely successful if I don’t uproot the core issue of why I overeat? Will the damage to the planet ever be undone if we don’t find the core of what is causing it in the first place? I don’t like blaming humans, blaming is counter-productive and shouldn’t be done, what we need to do is focus on the cure, how to undo what was done.
I believe that to undo what was done, to the planet and myself, I need to move to a more natural state of being.