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Today I visited a Photography exibition in Mexico City, called Photo Ark. It is the life work of Joel Sartore, a national geographic photographer who dedicates himself to taking pictures of endangered species around the world.
Being there brought me back a few years when I was a student of biology and nature conservation and all I wanted was protect those animals. I left to travel, to see the forests, to swim in the coral reefs instead of just reading about them and I learned that as long as there is money in the game, science will never be able to make a change. But how can WE make the change? I am convinced that every single one of us needs to take action. But
seeing theses pictures of animals who inhabit areas so far away from our homes we all ask ourselves what are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to do anything? Joel’s message is very clear - we all need to protect theses animals together. I believe that our daily actions are what matters. We need to learn to stop and consider the choices we make. Let us have a closer look at the products we buy, avoid consuming ressources from the other side of the world, consume less in general, support local small businesses, instead of huge cooperations. Let us take our cotton bags to the market, let us buy what has less plastic wrapped around it and simply stop buying things that end up as garbage after a short moment of endulgence. Let us be mindful, where we invest our money and spend less in general! Let us stop being consumers and put our energy towards what really matters. Let us be conscious about what we eat, let us be vegetarian. Let us try to connect with this earth, with the gifts she gives us and protect our home and theirs by learning to be mindful and attentive on our everyday choices. We need to learn to pause and reflect before acting and to learn to be mindful.
A magical way to learn this is through Yoga. Regular practice helps us to be flexible in our mind, to evolve our mind. It teaches us to change perspectives, to observe ourselves and be alert and attentive. Let us develop our state of mind to be good citizens of this world. #salvarjuntos #photoark #natgeo #mindfulness #evolution #yoga