“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”
Richard Wagamese died last year at the young age of 61yrs. His wisdom calls us to listen deeply, and to know the wilderness within us.
My body is a wilderness. To understand this, I need to inhabit it.
I need to contemplate, meditate, and reflect on it, just as I need to feed, water and exercise it for optimum fulfillment.
When I do that, when I allow myself to fully inhabit my body, I come to understand it as a wilderness; as a wild mix of sunlight and water, blood, bone and minerals, humus from oaks and pines, the residual dreams of my ancestors, the sound of the songs on a distant hill. Of drums and petitions to creation.
Of wolf songs and the random particles of exploded stars.
When I know my body in this way, I know myself and can celebrate the immense miracle of my being.
Yoga gives me that. So does breath work. Silence. Ceremony, and my feet planted softly on the skin of Mother Earth.
23 thoughts on “The Wilderness Within”
Awesome and brilliant words so well composed by Richard and I so agree with his words of only wisdom and reality, Karen. The picture says it all, it feels as if I am standing there along in my silence in the wilderness.
The wilderness is where we find ourselves. Thank you Kamal 🙏🏻🌈
Yes so true. Welcome dear Karen.
Powerful word and Beautiful post
Thank you Leyla 💚🌈
Yes … and yes … and …. yeah 💕😊
Yes! Thank you for your ‘Yes’ Val 👏💕
Men and Women like Richard live at a higher level. Inspiring.
Yes so true 🌈
Wonderful Karen. Such amazing words of wisdom. Love the photo and the John Muir quote also. (Gotta love him, he’s Scottish!) xx
Yes I love him too!! Thank you Anita 💚💕
Lovely, yoga, meditation and the simple act of walking in the forest on the land can serve as a conduit to our inner selves.
It really can and the more I practice this, the more I trust in it. Thank you Heather 👏💕
Karen, I too experience the same in prayer.
It is a gift to receive this. Thank you Alan 🙏🏻
Your always meaningful, uplifting posts are such a welcome gift, especially in times like these, Karen. Thank you for continuing to share wisdom, wonder and beauty. ❤
It is an honour to give back. Thank you Carol 🙏🏻🌈
Man, I am running straight for pigeon pose if yoga can do this for me:).
Laughing! And yes I promise this will do it for you. I havent found anything else that even comes near to it! 💕💚
Notice I said pigeon and not downward dog :-). I’m willing to try it again, I’m just not willing to pay for it to be painful :-).
I often do yoga by this beautiful girl on utube. Yoga with Adrienne. She has so many yoga classes to choose from and you can start slowly by finding the right one you. It’s sometimes painful and tight to do but overtime you will relax and open into it and find your mind does too. 💚💕
Thank you! Will check it out.🙏🏻