Is the earth alive?

@Pose123 (21662)
Canada
July 30, 2009 10:22am CST
I believe the earth itself to be a living breathing organism. I was wondering if anyone else here felt that way and if not how can vegetation grow on it? What are your thoughts?
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
30 Jul 09
This is why I call her Mother Nature ,and it appears to have a mind of her own.
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@Astraea (175)
• Sweden
30 Jul 09
I call her Gaia, but I guess the meaning is the same.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Wow! that's a nice name.
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
30 Jul 09
Hi Mirita, Thank you for that and the earth is truly alive, although not everyone realizes it. Blessings.
• India
4 Aug 09
Of course, earth is a living organism and very much alive. Only thing is it is a bit sick these days with all the pollution and dirt being given by humans to it in return for all the favours received. Now as it is already sick it cannot give us health by providing healthy food. So a chain reaction starts where everyone is sick and nobody bothers to check the real cause behind this sickness. All living organisms are capable of healing themselves. So if we can reduce the release of toxic materials on the surface and waters of earth, it will slowly start healing itself and ultimately be healthy enough to give us health and vigour in return. The first step in getting sick was taken by us and the first step in getting healthy should also be taken by us.
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
4 Aug 09
Hi bkneerajrk, Great response, thank you. I'm certain that the earth will heal itself eventually, but I often wonder if it will be with or without us. Blessings.
@vijayanths (7878)
• India
31 Jul 09
A good thought there by you Pose. Earth is also an energy that came from the supreme energy the Universe(you can also call it as God?)
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
31 Jul 09
Hi vijayanths, Thank you for this and I'm a little surprised that we think so much alike. Blessings.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Of course the earth is alive, if not nothing could live on it. All life is energy and in each thing just assumes a different form. Blessings
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
31 Jul 09
Hi savypat, Thank you for your comment and we agree. Blessingg.