By Caroline Brazier
Glossy lifestyles cuts us off from our roots. Our city lives, frequently choked with job and anxieties, can consider missing in these very issues which flooring us and think pleasurable. whilst, our behaviour as a species threatens to smash the planet on which we are living. Reconnecting with the flora and fauna, nevertheless, might be deeply remodeling, either psychologically and spiritually. As we commence to evoke to the wear which our disconnection from nature is doing either to ourselves and to the environment, we get up to a brand new dating based on figuring out and religious fact. during this context, therapists are trying to find how one can paintings which at once rebuild our reference to nature. this crucial publication provides an method of operating with the surroundings which embraces the healing and the religious, providing a version of operating that is sympathetic and inventive. delivering either theoretical figuring out and sections describing experiential paintings, it's going to attract either the...
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Once we are caught in an old script, we become entranced by it, losing objectivity and awareness that we are acting in programmed ways. Listening to the body sense, we can become more aware of our patterns of selective perception and reaction. It also slows us down and creates mental space for this sort of awareness. The mind tends to chatter on, preventing us from giving attention to our immediate experience. The body has always been the focus for developing meditative awareness. Stilling the body, the practitioner stills the mind.
Of course we need to discuss and debate the issues, but this dialogue often takes place among those already converted, working out the finer points in strategies. The sort of environmental encounter described in this book takes another route and reaches other groups of people. So our work is grounded in a deep understanding of our position as part of the eco-system. We are not as special as we think. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that everything, including ourselves, is far more special than we ever imagine in our day to day lives.
A night lying in the field beneath the stars evokes wonderment, which is intensified by the stream of a meteor crossing the sky. Encountering the extraordinary, as well as finding the ordinary beauty of the countryside, changes people. The freshness of growing things, the scent of decay in a wood, the solidity of rocks and the different qualities of light as hours pass and weather changes touch us. Encountering life and death, growth and change, we experience things which are sometimes disturbing and other times uplifting, but always grounding.