Friday, June 01, 2007

Walk on the Wild Side: Hiking the Big Sur Country

photo by Danny Bianchetta
For more photos of our group click here: Workshop Photos

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
John Muir

A week filled with walking, silence, conversations, new friendships made, old friendships deepened and renewed. Walking with the words and inspiration of John Muir's life we stepped for a moment into wilderness for as Muir says, "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul,"
We were touched by beauty, and certainly had chances to play and pray. I hope we were at least touched by some essential "seed" moments that will continue to grow and nourish our body and soul. With Gratitude... Steven

1 comment:

Weems said...

I was indeed touched and overjoyed on these walks. Not only with the beauty of the place, but also with the interactions of new and old friends. Above all, it was made alive by Steven's guidance and wisdom--both on encyclopedic levels and spiritual levels. We were reminded that we were much more than observers, but were also participants in nature. And, that this is a huge responsibility for both stewardship and respect. And happiness!