Your purpose in life

I've had a lot of feedback since reviewing Rachel Corby's book, 'Rewild Yourself: Becoming Nature' and I'm even more inspired to learn and act on the lessons within the book and to rewild myself, little by little. From reading the book, I have a head full of questions - in some ways, I wonder whether [...]

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Alan Watts – we are all connected…

We are all connected. We are not separate from nature, we are nature. The universe and the individual are inseparable. The flowers cannot survive without the bees, and the bees cannot survive without the flowers. So they are one organism. We are part of a tremendous brain which we cannot understand, because the part cannot [...]

The Waterfall

The Waterfall When the water flows smoothly on the surface, you don't notice the undercurrents. But what's going on beneath cannot be ignored. As you go over the edge of the waterfall, chaos is all around. What was deep beneath the surface is thrown outwards, upwards, downwards, and inwards. The good is mixed with the [...]

Holding back the tears

There are things that need to be said. There are things that need to be discussed. Yet, here I am, unable to bring them out for fear that they will be misunderstood or that I will misrepresent my thoughts, ideals and goals. This frustration means my head is full of tears; so full that I [...]

(Not) Fitting In

I wrote this for another blog I was running, back in 2009, but it's still relevant today; Last saturday, I took my dog for a walk along the local canal towpath. This time of year is just so abundant with lush growth along the path and I was trying hard to identify as many of [...]