Thursday, July 11, 2019

Walk on the Wild Side: Esalen, July 2019

Wild in the Wilds
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What a unique pleasure to have a group of "new-ness." A whole group of new-to-me and so many of you new to Esalen showing up fresh and alive — true beginner's mind. There is nothing quite like your first time. I had an exceptional experience with you all and so appreciated how much our group engaged with wilds of Big Sur. As John Muir experienced, "I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."

Exploring both the inner and outer wilderness terrain, excellent weather, celebrating interdependence day, walking the wild path of the Big Sur, and the ineffable experiences that inspire and conspire to create aliveness — may the very best or our experiences ripple out into your life and into the world.

Here are some links that were requested and a few more:
Poems to Live By
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center (I will co-lead the opening retreat there April 30, 2020)
John Muir: Nature Visionary
John Muir on Wikipedia
Supernature: Esalen and the Human Potential Movement (the first episode of a documentary about Esalen)

Links for our group:
Antwan: Sentient Wellness
Chenoa: Live Limitlessly
Caitlin: Mountain Sea Adventures
Joy: The Joy System 

With a heartfelt knell to touch the ground and a touch to the heart — may we all find our way along the path listening deeply to the wild call from within — and follow this calling in action and in being.

Big Love from the Wilds of the Big Sur,


P.S. Heartfelt shout out to my wild soul-sisters Joy and Caitlin for everything they brought to our circle.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Supernature: Esalen and the Human Potential Click on the image above to view

Supernature: This is the first episode of the impact and history of Esalen on the inquiry into the human potential by Scott Hulan Jones.

I had a great time helping as a "location manager" for much of the B-Roll footage as well as being interviewed. Scott has much more to come and I look forward to future episodes. He is hoping this will be picked up by some larger producer so he can finish the series. Please like, comment, and subscribe to his channel to help this project along.

Heartfelt regards from the BigSurNation,