Your Soul Food for Friday June 11th 2021 The Week of World’s Oceans Day with Twenty Predictions for the Transformative 2020’s

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“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”

This week:

  • Staying in Tune with Our Inner and Outer Nature as we Celebrate World’s Oceans Day
  • Sir David Attenborough Explains What He Thinks Needs to Happen to Save The Planet
  • Twenty Predictions for the Transformative 2020’s with Yanik Silver
  • Elephant Pays Respects to Its Trainer with Heartbreaking Trunk Salute!

The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods

The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth. The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world. Not to mention, the ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.

The ocean is now in need of our support.

With 90% of big fish populations depleted, and 50% of coral reefs destroyed, we are taking more from the ocean than can be replenished. To protect and preserve the ocean and all it sustains, we must create a new balance, rooted in true understanding of the ocean and how humanity relates to it. We must build a connection to the ocean that is inclusive, innovative, and informed by lessons from the past.

“The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods” is the theme for World Oceans Day 2021, as well as a declaration of intentions that launches a decade of challenges to get the Sustainable Development Goal 14, “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”, by 2030.

World Oceans Day | United Nations

There’s a New Ocean Now—Can You Name All 5?

There’s a new ocean now—can you name all 5? (nationalgeographic.com)

Sir David Attenborough Explains What He Thinks Needs to Happen to Save The Planet:

The legendary wildlife filmmaker shares why urgent action on climate change is crucial and why we need to save nature in order to save ourselves

Sir David Attenborough explains what he thinks needs to happen to save the planet – 60 Minutes – CBS News

Twenty Predictions for the Transformative 2020’s with Yanik Silver:

We are on the verge of a new age. Everything is accelerating faster and faster, and nearly every system is ready to be rebuilt to truly serve our world.

We stand at the threshold of a great potential. This decade will see more exponential growth, accelerated change and transformation than we have witnessed over the last 50—or maybe even 100—years (or more). And the good news is we get to consciously co-create our next stage.

The year 2020 is truly a landmark year. Just as 20/20 equals perfect vision, these enlightening predictions are a preview of what is on the horizon and what will happen in tandem with an increased awakening of consciousness.

This growing consciousness then becomes the true bedrock for all our decisions, actions, thoughts, and intentions, impacting everything spanning our communities, culture, commerce, and even a greater cosmic story, all unfolding here this decade.  Buckle up….

20Predictionsforthe2020s.pdf | Powered by Box

Elephant Pays Respects to Its Trainer with Heartbreaking Trunk Salute!


Kunnakkad Damodaran Nair, known as Omanchetan, 74, died from cancer last Thursday after caring for elephants for six decades in Kottayam, Kerala.

Elephant pays final respects to trainer with salute of its trunk after walking 15 miles to see body | Daily Mail Online

Thanks this week go to John R, Matt N, Ricardo R, Yanik S, and Stewards of Our Tiny Blue Planet Everywhere!

Please pay it forward.

Love,

Neville

  • Persist no matter what
  • Endure discomfort
  • Request help
  • Steadfastly hold on to your beliefs and values
  • Envision triumph
  • Very consistently keep at it
  • Embrace adversity as your teacher
  • Refuse to give up
  • Enjoy and celebrate every tiny bit of progress!

— From the Best Way Out is Always Through by BJ Gallagher

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