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Mindfulness And The Natural World

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For use on Kindle or your Kindle app on your devices. Mindfulness by Claire Thompson is probably familiar reading for a lot of you. If not, I believe it should be. Even being familiar it jogs a lot of reminders too. Very easy to read and flows very well. 
My one concern with books like these is that I still feel the writer is dealing with an Us and Nature situation. Maybe, I do this in presentations too. I always feel the real exercise and training is how to train our ego into not thinking ‘Us and Nature’ and break down that illusion that we are either superior to it, or humble guests of it. 
I tend to think it is not about connecting to nature, but about disconnecting from our refusal, or surrender, to recognise we are part of it all.  I look at this ‘connect with nature’ thought we carry and think it is like the ridiculousness of the branding of ‘Organic Fruit and Vegetables’ leaving us to maybe think all other veggies are normal. Instead, I…

Replacing Emotional Isolation with Natural Connection

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This is a wonderful video that is. perfect for our, badly named, ‘isolation’ time. To me this slowed down time  is a perfect opportunity to ‘smell the roses’, as it was once said. A time for moments to learn how to ditch our linear academic taught languages, that can taunt us with a lot of fear, offence, intimidation, and other abuses.
... and return us back to the language of our senses and sense the other beautiful carriers of life around us. By doing so rebuild our connections we once carried as a species ... when we did not have people to teach us linear languages.

This is an essential simple video instruction from Jon Young


The graphic above is from Jon's presentation

I love the part of bringing forward the stories formed by our senses back into our linear language, our tool for sharing with others, as a way they may listen to not just from words but with all senses, not just their ears.

Reminds me of some of the Bards In The Woods meet-ups we used to do where this truly happ…