Know the Shape of Wind

A poem on listening carefully for the wisdom bestowed by land and place.  (Impage: JPlenio, Pixabay)  When inside walls,yes there is warmthbut also we miss deep knowing of each wind gust shape—the way it howlsin open spaces,burrowing against red canyon ravine,or finding way acrossice on frozen river;We miss feeling(in our bones)the shape of cold airwinding words like artacross landscape,a …

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4 Practices for Fresh Perspective: How Time in Nature Can Lead to Unexpected Insights

Fully engaging our senses is an invitation into revelation. Photo: Deborah McNamara (Dubois, Wyoming) “To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.” — Joanna Macy While …

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Five Key Elements of Effecting Change

Why we need to cultivate new ways of thinking, make time for reflection, and collaborate intensely in order to bring about transformation. Photo: Deborah McNamara (Lake Granby, Colorado) "Be the change you wish to see." - Gandhi Change-making is a slow process over time of shifting minds and hearts in new directions. Organizations and communities …

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