"We see that the earth is not only the environment. The earth is us. And taking care of the earth, we take care of ourselves. And many people get sick today because they get alienated from Mother Earth. . . .  
The practice of mindfulness helps us to go back to our body and touch Mother Earth inside of our body and touch the earth outside of our body. That practice can help heal people. So the healing of the people should go together with the healing of the earth."  
-Thich Nhat Hanh