May I be like the earth,
Providing the air, the ground, water,
And everything she provides
That is our sacred source of life.
Inspired by the example of the earth, this prayer encourages us to aspire to be an unconditional source of all well-being and life for others. This is a supreme aspiration. We do not just have a great deal to learn about the environment—we also have a lot to learn from it.
From The Heart Is Noble by H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, page 89