About Me

Someone who fell in love with the natural world early on and has been smitten ever since. A blade of grass, a mighty mountain, a tiny raindrop, a roaring waterfall, all fill me with awe and wonder. Nature feels home, filled with warmth and love. It pains my heart to see this home being ravaged. This blog is an effort to find tweaks in modern living to preserve the sanctity of this home. I sincerely hope that you join me in this green karmic journey.

Sunday 29 September 2019

Invoking The Green Goddess Within - Nine Habits in Nine Days Challenge

Today is the first day of Navratri. The festival of Navratri is celebrated to mark Goddess Durga's victory over the demon Mahishasura. Hence, Navratri is the time to invoke the inner Goddess and vanquish the demons that are ailing oneself.

Goddess Durga
Picture: Sourav Nandy, Pixabay

What better time than this to attack our negative habits that are harming the Goddess Earth?

I'm taking this opportunity to start a nine-post series to help you think about and adopt one easy green habit a day. 

This would work beautifully if you're ready to:
  • Acknowledge: 

"Well begun is half done", goes an old saying. If we just acknowledge that we can do something different that could be better for our health and our planet's, we would have made the right start.

"I understand that mindless use of plastic bags is no good and I use too many of them. I can easily reduce my consumption." Just putting your thoughts into words is half the battle won!

  •  Believe: 

Trust that you can change yourself. It might take some time and you might make a few false starts but as the consciousness stays with you, you would find yourself remembering those little things. 

Another often-heard argument is that these small changes aren't going to make a huge difference. I do agree that the world needs drastic measures at the level of government and corporate to make a massive difference but I also believe that we are interconnected in a fine web. If one of us changes, it does make an impact and also creates a ripple effect. It encourages others to do the same. So doing the right thing is always right. You've to decide the right thing for yourself.
  • Act: 

If you've crossed the above two steps, the third one is the easiest! In this day and age, there's no dearth of ideas on 'how to' for any given issue. 

Are you ready for the challenge? If you've already conquered a particular challenge in the series, challenge someone else to do the same. Share the blog post with someone who you think would be game. 

If you want to suggest any challenge to be included in the series, please mention it in the comments below.

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