Connected to.

June 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

“Rilke wrote: ‘These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.” – Gaston Bachelard

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Old-growth redwood forest, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California

http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/ecoregions/50519.htm

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“Such reciprocity is the very structure of perception. We experience the sensuous world only by rendering ourselves vulnerable to that world. Sensory perception is this ongoing interweavement: the terrain enters into us, only to the extent that we allow ourselves to be taken up within that terrain.” – David Abram

http://www.greenspirit.org.uk/resources/DonHills.shtml

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redwood forests Sequoia semperivirens

http://www.josephrocchiophotography.com/Galleries-1/Places/Mount-Saint-Helens-National/20519084_W7T92J/1625187135_3qW8qTJ#!i=1625187135&k=3qW8qTJ

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“By soul I mean the vital, mysterious, and wild core of our individual selves, an essence unique to each person, qualities found in layers of the self much deeper than our personalities.

By spirit I mean the single, great, and eternal mystery that permeates and animates everything in the universe and yet transcends all.

Ultimately, each soul exists as an agent for spirit. . .

Soul embraces and calls us toward what is most unique in us. Spirit encompasses and draws us toward what is most universal and shared.” – Bill Plotkin, “Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche”.

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Young Coast Redwood

http://edbookphoto.photoshelter.com/image/I00007ZYSzXru7P8

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