Monday, April 28, 2014

Big Sur Wilderness Experience: April 2014

BSWE at Julia Pfeiffer-Burns State Park

"Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you."
~ John O'Donohue 

What an incredible way to start my workshop season! Everyone "showed up" so fully and completely in their own unique manner. The wilds of Big Sur gave us some great weather, amazing wildlife, and good adventures — both inner and outer. Wishing for everyone that their transition is going well. Heartfelt gratitude to each of you and to our collective group of pilgrims.

Here are some links to hopefully encourage our deepening and growing the seeds of meaningful experience into our "other" lives:
Group Photos
Esalen 2014 Video Stephen Matheson's video of our group
For a New Beginning by John O'Donohue (a poem/blessing to inspire)
Poems to Live By: You can find all of the poem I read, plus more.
2014 Workshops & Retreats

If you have links to photos you would like me to add, please send them along.

Wild regards form the Sur,


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Real Work

Middlebury College Fellows for Environment Writing

"The real work is becoming native in your heart, coming to understand we really live here, that this is really the continent we're on, and that our loyalties are here, to these mountains and rivers, to these plant zones, to these creatures. The real work involves a loyalty that goes back... billions of years. The real work is accepting citizenship in the earth itself."

~ Gary Snyder

Authors Bill McKibben and Chris Shaw bring a group of young up and coming writers to Esalen each year for the culmination of their year long fellowship in environmental writing. It is hopeful to see the enthusiastic passion for this earth and genuine concern I see in this dedicated group.

Here are some links to Bill's work:
Bill McKibben

May we all find our way with the "real work" of accepting citizenship in the earth.

Happy Easter,