Monday, August 28, 2017

Big Sur Wilderness Experience: Esalen, August 2017

On the Path: Gamboa Point with Dolan Ridge in the background

So good to be back on the trail with a group after such a long closure of Big Sur and Esalen. We were treated well by the weather as well as the whales putting on shows. This was a special time — to have so few people in Big Sur and at Esalen. The places felt more wild and more space for the voice of Big Sur to come through.

Again, I want to thank you all for choosing to show up. Here's to the beneficial ripples of the week continuing to move all of our lives to greater wholeness and aliveness.

Here are some requested links:
Hokusai Says (the poem I read the first day)
Trees of the Santa Lucia Mountains
Gratefulness: Meal Chant Stew

There is a tradition on the Big Sur coast that goes back to the early non-native settlers. At gatherings they would make a toast saying, "Here's kindness." It was not, "Here is to kindness," it was, "Here is kindness."

Here's Kindness,


P.S. Cup of Kindness (written in Big Creek, and sung by one of Big Creek's past caretakers. The song was inspired by the traditional toast)