‘The tao of sustainability: Cultivate Yourself to heal the earth’ is the new book by Gregory Ripley which highlights the deteriorating environment in the present times due to human actions and negligence. The book describes that humans don’t take care of the environment because they don’t believe that nature is an integral part of their life and how significant it is for their survival.
The title of the book refers to the Chinese word ‘Tao’ which represents the understanding of life that is known through one’s everyday being. It is also described as the path that a person follows which leads them to a feeling of being alive and connected to all the things. As the title suggests, the book is centered around the relationship between humans and nature and how important it is to make that bond stronger for a better life, better future, and a better planet.
Author Ripley describes the traditional daoist path of self-cultivation as a framework for bringing humans back into a sustainable relationship with the Earth. Daoism is basically a traditional and philosophical system, developed by Chuang Tzu and Lao Tzu that preaches humans to live a simple and honest life while not interfering with the natural events. He further explains the impact of nature on both mental and physical health of human beings. All the facts presented in the book are backed by various studies and research in the fields of green exercise, forest medicine, and nature.
The books is a combination of philosophy and a nature awareness guide which will lead the reader to form a better connection with nature and the environment so that they can contribute towards a better society and planet. In simple terms, the book is a complete guide to making the reader aware of nature and inspire them to follow the ‘tao’ or the right path to make the environment sustainable.
Ripley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He is also the owner of Primal Health and Wellness and an Acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota, licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. He was awarded the Master of Acupuncture degree (M.Ac.) by NWHSU in Bloomington Minnesota.
Company Name: Three Pines Press
Contact Person: Gregory Ripley
Country: United States