Sunday, August 20, 2006

Simply Wild at Esalen Institute, Big Sur

Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to life
we have refused
again and again
until now. Until now.

- David Whyte
“Enough” Where Many Rivers Meet

Our "Simply Wild" group on the last day at Julia Pfeiffer-Burns State Park. Perfect weather at Big Creek, a cold swim, wild turkey feathers, stories about living and "dead" redwoods, Esselen Indians, birthday wishes, hot springs, whales off the coast, bare attention, being idle and blessed, silence, heartfelt talks, open to the unfolding of each moment. Thanks to all for you participation, for doing the "hokey pokey" and putting your whole self in!
Click on the photo to see more group photos from the hike.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

BSWE on the Interpretive Trail

Originally uploaded by surharper.
Here we are among the redwoods on the Interpretive Trail in Big Creek Reserve. I so appreciated how easily we came together during the week. The human element of the workshop was as powerful as the wilderness element. It is always fun to see how each group comes together and who we choose to be. We let ourselves be touched by each other and by the natural wild beauty of Big Sur.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
- Rumi Open Secret

Friday, August 11, 2006

Big Sur Wilderness Experience: lunch @ the beach

"Why run around sprinkling holy water?
There's an ocean inside you, and when
You are ready you'll drink."
- Rumi

Thanks to everyone for a great workshop. I will post more photos when I return to Big Sur. With deep gratitude... Steve