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  1. M
    Mike

    From a Catholic perspective, the one who is sacred to me is sacred in and of Himself, and doesn’t need me to preserve His nature. But He does ask me to abide in Him and do His will, so that the fruit I bear will glorify Him and benefit my neighbor. To the extent I can do this, my life becomes sacred. To the extent I fail, which is often enough, my life becomes less than it should be.

    1 year ago
  2. KC

    The more aware I am of what is sacred to me, and the more positive attention and energy I give it, the more I can help to preserve it. The less aware and committed I am to naming, honouring, loving and giving attention + focusing to what I value and love, the greater chance it will shrivel and die.

    1 year ago
  3. Malag

    My morning routine including meditation grounds me to presence where the sacred lies with me. In the outside world I can do my bit to mitigate climate change. I could do more but I’ll refrain from picking up the stick to hit me.

    1 year ago
  4. O.Christina

    Go for it, with all my heart, no matter the circumstances, with loving kindness, and as Kevin said, honoring what is sacred with bowing and prayer.

    1 year ago
  5. D
    Deborah

    Be kind to myself.

    1 year ago
  6. InvisibleRainbow45075

    Slow down, feel everything, don’t numb anything, be present especially with loved ones

    1 year ago
  7. d
    db82258

    Listen to that still small voice inside.

    1 year ago
  8. Hot Sauce

    I can help to preserve the interdependent web of life on this planet by reducing, reusing, and recycling; not buying or owning more than what I need (living simply); walking, running, using mass transit, or biking rather than driving when possible; and partnering with other organizations to fight against environmental degradation and its intersecting oppressions (environmental racism especially).

    1 year ago
  9. TofuLove

    By feeling and experiencing, being in the present moment. It roots me to a sensitivity that helps me to be much more conscious of the impact I’m having on others and the planet as a whole — it gives me strength to go against the tide, be that consumerism or feeling I need to be so rushed, not with anger which at times can be the place I pull energy from, but from a place of compassion and cherishing. There’s a much deeper quality of cherishing and appreciating, gentleness, tenderness, of seeing beautiful and good in others and world worth preserving.

    1 year ago
  10. Chester

    To preserve – protect, prioritize, and take pause.

    1 year ago
  11. Linda

    Be kind to all my relations.

    1 year ago
  12. M
    MemoPC

    By spending time to give honor and build relationship with the God of my understanding. When I do that I am more open to respect his presence in all of creation as I encounter it throughout my day.

    1 year ago
  13. L
    Lauryn

    By being present—- by knowing what those people, objects, causes are that are most important to me and devoting time and energy to those things. Learning how to filter out the excess ‘noise’ of life.

    1 year ago
  14. Elaine

    Doing what I can to preserve sacred irreplaceable old growth forests in my province through donations, learning, direct and indirect activism because we need the trees more than the trees need us. I’m learning to behave like we’re in an emergency – which we are.

    1 year ago
    1. Malag

      This is wonderful

      1 year ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      Yes, I agree it is an emergency. You remind me I have a couple of trees yet to plant this fall. 🌳🌳 Thank you, Elaine, for your fine efforts. 💚

      1 year ago
    3. pkr

      Elaine, thank you so much for your work to save old growth forests. It breaks my heart, the rampant disrespect for our majestic trees that seems to be the “normal”. I worship the mighty Redwoods in my neck of the woods, No. California. Thank you for your concern & commitment. Blessings to you…🌲🍁🌲🍁🌲

      1 year ago
  15. Veronica Jarrett

    My relationship with family and friends is sacred. I find myself spending time with each to preserve our relationships. I have to pray about each and how I can navigate my day to the point that I am mindful of my needs as well.

    1 year ago
  16. Mary Pat

    By treating it as sacred. I think babies are one of the most sacred beings we have here on earth, My family to me is sacred. Nature to me is sacred. Animals to me are sacred. By honoring the sacred in others, which is not always easy.

    1 year ago
  17. Patricia

    I ponder more and more how to take care of my part of the earth and support wider efforts for ecology, pollinators, birds, and the endangered. (And I DO, not just ponder…) These things are sacred because they are God’s Creation and the first way in which God has revealed Godself to me/us….

    1 year ago
  18. Holly in Ohio

    There are a number of things that are sacred to me: the planet, family, democracy, social justice, etc.

    How can I help to preserve these things? I have found empowerment in tiny little steps, done daily, over time. I just work on today, making this day a little bit better.

    1 year ago
  19. DeVonna

    By doing this. Practicing gratitude and being mindful of my many blessings. I have worked to long and hard to forfeit my peace of mind because of someone else. I had a disturbing phone call yesterday where someone I love tried to manipulate me into being afraid. I will not!

    I am going to meet my brothers and sisters for the FIRST TIME this week. I’m going to focus on my joy and sense of adventure and NOT allow that phone call to taint this experience.

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      Wishing you a wonderful time meeting your new family:)

      1 year ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      Dear DeVonna, I am so impressed that you recognized the manipulation. Many people do not.
      I was having some issues with a friend of decades who was sometimes randomly doing this. I tried several times to explain to them healthy boundaries and get them to see that what they were doing was not okay, but they would just argue and make excuses for themselves. Even though this person is like family to me and I will always care about them, I recently decided to distance myself from them and have avoided them since the last incidence. For me, this was the right thing to do, and I find I’m feeling better without these random emotional jabs.. It was tiring to stand true to myself when they happened, even though they were fairly rare, and even though awareness kept me from doing what they wanted. Your relationships are unique to you, and you will decide what is best for you, but I thought I would throw this out there for you to consider. Is this the only time they have tried to manipulate you or make you afraid?

      I’m excited about your meeting coming up. I hope all goes very well for you!

      1 year ago
  20. Howie Geib

    It is not uncommon for me to underrate the power of words; of language. The act of naming, calling out, defining an aspect of anyone or anything, is like placing a charm, elevating it in my own consciousness. So that which I hold as sacred (and do not be mistaken it is an energetic embrace) has an elevated status and therefore already something I will act to protect, to guard, to watch over. Often unaware, I amend my decisions and acts, so as not to threaten its safety. It is a weaker sibling of grace, has my favor. I will align myself with all that promotes the wellbeing of that which I have declared sacred. And my word, my act, is all that validates this status. I can recognize that something is sacred to you, and respect and even honor that, and yet, not take it on as sacred without my own sanctification. Done quietly, without ritual, usually in the privacy of my own heart, once consecrated, it is protected by everything I might muster.

    1 year ago
  21. EJP

    By living in the present and holding it close to my heart always.

    1 year ago
  22. sunnypatti48317

    By honoring it and being grateful for it every day.

    1 year ago
  23. Kevin

    Personally, I reserve the word “sacred” for its original meaning, “dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity,” God, or that which is holy in nature. So, in this context, attempting to preserve it is not within my power to do so. If something is truly sacred, it’s power and source comes from a place beyond my comprehension. My only job when in the presence of what is sacred is to honor, bow, and pray before it.

    1 year ago
  24. Michele

    I believe what is sacred to me is in my heart and soul – having it there preserves it.

    Happy National Farmers Day to Kevin and Holly:)

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      😄

      That was unexpected. Thank you!!!!!!!🥒🥬🥦🥔🥔🧄🧅🥕🥕🥕

      1 year ago
  25. Christine

    My “inner compass” my conscience is sacred to me. I’m not exactly sure how that “preserve” works. I think it’s unconscious. I like to listen to it, and I trust it.

    1 year ago
  26. Dusty Su

    By giving it the time, attention, relevance it deserves daily as much as possible.

    1 year ago

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