The Stillness of the Living Forest
June 30, 2021– “” I need to get away for a while. “It is a recurring and persistent internal refrain for many of us. John Harvey did just that. And his book, The Stillness of the Living Forest: A Year of Listening and Learning is Not Just a Deep Look to his experience, but, perhaps most importantly, it is a call from the wild to the part in us that yearns to reconnect with something visceral and real; a promise that if we act on that gentle suggestion, all kinds of secrets will be revealed. . ” For fifty-two consecutive weeks, Harvey traveled to the same place in the forest to “sit still, activate my senses, and watch nature flow through the four seasons.” (238 reads)
To take actionPick a place in your own environment that you can return to on a weekly or monthly basis. Over the course of a year, practice recording your observations in some way.