I was consuming, or rather, consumed by, Mary Oliver’s work recently via the On Being podcast, and I wanted to elaborate on what her words brought forward for me. There is a saying that one does not have to understand the words they read to infuse them into their being — as the words are written in a vibration the soul can comprehend regardless of language. Mary Oliver, I think, really brings this truth to somatic light. One can
This is beautiful Mark, thank you🙏 These words are resonating within me, as I read them with a cup of coffee looking out to the amazing nature of Costa Rica. I lived in Chicago for 20 years and the lack of nature was present... although I didn't really realize it until leaving the city. The trees, the day to day movement of the wildlife, and even the ants have been my teachers for these past few years and I have learned so much just through simple awareness and presence. This is the learning path of the natural world...we just have to be open and clear enough to let it in. I believe more and more of us are being saved by the beauty of the world. Thank you for the opportunity to connect through this powerful concept 🙏❤️
Thank you for the beautiful reminder. I will be out in it today, thanks to you!
Love this! Nature is so important for the body and soul. Thank you for sharing this <3
thanks for articulating this idea so well.