Have you ever wondered what would happen if all our water resources such as rivers, sea, and ocean disappeared? Do you think we could still go places and function well without them? It would be very devastating indeed if we deplete the supply of water just because we lack awareness of how to take care of it.
Water resources are essential to all aspects of life, whether it is for the ecosystem or the community. Currently, a lot of challenges contribute to the fast rate of water resource depletion starting from climate change up to water pollution. Seeing the manifestation and consequences of these challenges can both affect the individual and the economy. High risk of national drought, increasing intensity of natural incidents, and the downfall of fresh water sources that we use as drinking water will be inevitable if we continue to be unmindful of our actions.
We need to do something about those threats by diverting our attention to the things that we do not seem to know for the benefit of humankind and the economy.
Mindful Thinking Drives Sustainable Living
You don’t have to go far to look for a solution about these challenges since all components of an economy are connected one way or another as they give to and take from the country’s water resources. We could start contributing to the sustainability by knowing ourselves. By understanding ourselves, we would be able to re-examine how we do things fully. And this is where mindfulness comes in.
Being mindful of our surroundings and our actions does not only change our perspective about certain things but also helps us become solution-oriented in times of environmental crisis. Being mindful can also encourage an exceptional amount of awareness, compassion, and sensitivity to the consequences of certain problems.
For example, an ordinary person merely consumes water daily. But a mindful one re-frames his or her view and experience about the daily water consumption. He or she knows how to maximize the use of water resources by not wasting it. He or she knows how to conserve it for future purposes. Most important of all, he or she knows how to inform other people about the essence of this resource in contributing to the growth of enterprises depending on water resources.
Being mindful can certainly change the life of every person, but more than that, it can also change the whole world and be the number one companion of a sustainable economy.
The Importance Of Water In The Economy
Our natural resources include water. A most common example of this is the sea. This body of water is economically important because it provides livelihood to citizens through fishing and transportation. Along with that, water resources also contribute to the employment rate of the country by increasing the tourism rate in the area.
Since almost all industries use water, it is important that all humans practice conservation. It emphasizes how we balance personal and sustainable consumption of water every day through the optimum use of water resources and maximizing its efficiency by not practicing unsustainable practices like polluting it and using exploitative fishing.
It is understandable that water as an economic good is challenging to sustain. However, our water usage cannot go far beyond of what we consume since there are also other areas of the world that need a great supply of the resource. That is why it is important to be mindful and take a look at a bigger view on how we take measures to overcome this crisis and protect our water resources.
To make sure we have sufficient water resources in the future, it’s up to all of us to use water wisely. We must conserve and use it efficiently.