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We Are Not Alone

 Our present economic and industrial systems can only function to the extent that we insulate ourselves from our love and our pain. ~ Charles Eisenstein In a recent piece entitled “Fear of a Living Planet,” Charles Eisenstein points out the collusion between scientism, our cultural story of separateness, and our destruction of nature. He writes about our culture’s inability to tolerate the idea or experience of the planet as alive, let alone sacred. As he puts it, “science (as we have known...

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Remembering How to be Human

What I aim to do is not so much learn the names of the shreds of creation that flourish in this valley, but to keep myself open to their meanings, which is to try to impress myself at all times with the fullest possible force of their very reality. ~ Annie Dillard   Like Dillard, I want to cultivate a way of being that enables me to be in continuous contact with the fullness of the more-than-human world. This is no easy task in the context of the barrage of soulless infotainment and...

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Health and Wholeness

To be creative is only to have health: to keep oneself fully alive in the Creation, to keep the Creation fully alive in oneself, to see the Creation anew, to welcome one’s part in it anew. The most creative works are all strategies of this health.  ~ Wendell Berry In What are Humans For? Wendell Berry emphasizes over and over the notion that human beings are embedded in a larger, natural, creative process. Health exists only in the context of this whole. When we try to step outside of this...

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Welcome!

This blog is about finding your true nature in nature. We spend a lot of time in the realm of abstract concepts. I did this as someone trained in the scientific method. I was trained to look at the world in terms of systems, categories, and facts. I didn’t like it. Ultimately, it didn’t seem true. Or perhaps it’s better to say that it seemed like a half-truth. So I began pursuing the deeper, hidden truths in the way that many modern people do: through a mystical path. At...

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