This week’s explorations at the intersection of nature, art and wisdom.
In the ordinary
This is something I know I’ll come back to time and time again here: the notion that the sacred is in the ordinary. Look at a square foot of ground and you find a universe; watch a bird take off and you see a path to heaven. This extract is from Transcend, by Scott Barry Kaufman. Well worth a read.
Fields of view
Being separated from nature makes us go a little insane.
That’s one of the many interesting things from this video on permaculture, which digs (ha) into the history of agriculture and human society. This talk by Toby Hemenway is worth your time if you want to know the roots (ha again) of some of our problems – and a solution.
We are multitudes
I’ve always liked this concept. We’re not human all the way through because we rely on other organisms, such as bacteria, that are inside us.
Realizing this changes our relationship with nature. Where does being human stop and “the rest” of the natural world begin?
Finally: A forest. A cathedral.