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How’s Your Heart? Try NATURE! Take This Survey! Check Out Louv’s NEW Book!

December 3, 2019

 

“it’s ok for our hearts to be broken over the world,” says Joanna Macy. “What else is a heart for! There’s a great intelligence there. …Our earth is not a supply house and a sewer. It is our larger body. We breathe it. We taste it. We are it.”

What happens when we name problems, research solutions, and take action?

Sometimes in the process our hearts get broken.

And sometimes in the process our hearts get healed.

In a brief excerpt from Richard Louv’s new book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can
Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs,
 Louv (author of nine other books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder) talks about the habitat of the heart — and about how we connect with the other species on our planet: http://canadiangeographic.ca/article/habitat-heart?fbclid=IwAR0ILDdPUXzYkK9ak-wkozs7z13viWEHr_fZu9ZVKUR99WPCgQ-62BUfRpc

Are you getting out into nature enough? Where is your heart?  Is it encased in plastic, unable to melt?

One of my students is asking people to take a survey about how much time we spend in nature and on screens. If you have time to take it, you’ll find the survey here on his blog.

IMAGE by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo: “One of the only westerners trained in the rare Buddhist art of silk applique thangkas, she is passionate about the preservation and evolution of this Tibetan cultural tradition. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his blessings to Leslie’s work and encouraged her to make images that speak to the spiritual aspirations of people across religions and cultures. Leslie’s work is simultaneously traditional and contemporary, and her fascinating story is the subject of the acclaimed documentary film, Creating Buddhas: the Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas. Leslie mentors a select group of students around the world through her Stitching Buddhas Virtual Apprentice Program, and her Weekly Wake-ups provide a thread of inspiration to set your week on the path to awakening.”

 

 

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