I envision a world where we no longer separate ourselves (humans) from the rest of the living and non-living world, because I value connection to nature and to the life around me, and believe that we should be more integrated with the natural world around us. For me, this means we aren't scared of dirt, or bugs (maybe some poisonous ones), we aren't afraid of getting wet or feeling the cold on our skin.
To extend this thought, we should promote the option of natural burials for people to explore and understand how their bodies are a part of nature, always have been and always will be. Maybe seeing themselves, and their existence, in this new perspective could help bring about change in other aspects of their lives and how they interact with nature on a regular basis. This means we need to make it legal to have these kind of services available to people and make these options available for those who want to, and see what other changes this might inspire for us to build a closer connection to nature.
Hi Irina, people evolved from nature, think about how our ancestors cooperate in nature but now what hapenned to make us change to urban living. But inherently, we are a part of nature and I totally agree with you that governemnt could offer more services and more publicity for this notion.
Hi Irina! I really like your points and really agree with the notion that we don't need to be afraid of nature. We are designed to be around it and it would benefit us to accept that.
Hi Irina, I really like your post! I totally agree with your idea about returning to nature as I believe we are all part of the nature.
I like your point that green funerals actually abide by the principle of creating self-healing conditions for nature to restore the land in an ecological way.
I really enjoyed your post! I completely resonate with the sentiment of wanting to return to nature. I think that spreading the word about natural burials in a positive way could really help to encourage others to take charge in their death care and to think of the environment as they do so.
I love and totally agree with your post. Returning to nature may be the future to human-beings. What we used to do really differentiates us with the nature and then negatively influences the nature.
I really loved your post! It definitely does feel like slowly we are becoming more disconnected with the natural world that exists around us. I share your vision that we first need to make sustainable death care options legal and spread awareness about them in the public so that people know such options are available to them.
Hi Irina, wonderful post! I agree with your idea of us all eventually returning to nature and that we need to understand how our bodies play a role in the nature of the world. In terms of natural burials, I think we can do a lot more work to raise awareness about this option :)
I really like what you say about how "seeing yourself" and your body as part of nature will make people more receptive to natural burials. Learning about a family member, or a friend of a family member, who is planning to have a natural burial would make me more open to the idea myself.
In the spirit of destigmatizing death, I thought I'd share this document from the AARP about how to discuss end-of-life care. Having meaningful conversations helps put the value of life into perspective, including the natural perspective to which you allude. Perhaps this document can serve as a guide for us to start having tough discussions with our own family members.
Hi Irina, I really like the idea of changing peoples perspectives on natural burials! It would save a lot of money on funerals but doesn't have to remove the sentiment behind a funeral.
Great post Irina, I agree promoting natural burials and educating people behind them is a great idea!
Great post! I agree natural burials should be promoted as alternative to coffin burials.