By Bill Gerlach | Follow me on Twitter
People are feeling a subtle yet constant tug – like an eager toddler at your legs – that something is awry in their life and the life of the world. Many have put their hopes in material happiness. Yet now, those same people are seeking to establish a new balance in their lives, abandoning the pursuit of ‘more’ that consumerism has pushed upon us and the resulting disconnect with the natural world it has fostered.
People are plugged in more and outside less. They are buying more things and turning a blind eye to the impact that such pillage of the natural world brings with it. We have reached a point of needing to 'save' the only home we—and all those future generations—will ever have.
When you live deeply you:
• Shed the unnecessary and embrace what remains
• Are one with Nature, not apart or above it
• Allow mindfulness to bring the present moment into focus
• Live by example and share this insight with others, especially children
This journey takes time and patience but it is worth the taking.
For me, this journey is taking a new and exciting turn. My new blog project—launching very soon—will allow me to pursue this call to live more deeply and connect with all those around the world who are feeling that same tug. I can’t wait to share it with you and invite you to join the journey too.
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Until next time, I leave you with an excerpt from the poem “The Children” by Gary Snyder:
learn the flowers
[Image: Ben Heine via Flickr]