Image / Petar Paunchev
We exist, not only within nature.
We exist, not only alongside nature, as appreciators or observers.
We exist, neither as aberration nor tangential mistake.
We ARE nature.
Because we are nature, within each of us there exists a compass.
Deep within us is the knowledge, a sensing, of how our actions may affect the whole.
At our clear center, we can perceive which actions are most likely to foster harmony and maintain balance.
When we lose touch with this knowing - when we begin to trod roughshod about the world,
pushing others aside and taking more than we need - it causes us distress. All of us.
Anxiety is a natural result of over-consumption.
Because we know on some level that
and our hoarding
create imbalance within the system that we ARE,
we experience an elemental and inescapable unease.
This misgiving can be subtle or wrenching, but in either case it thrums below the surface, deep and constant.
It is a primal demand for the return to harmony, and experiencing relief requires listening.
Listening to this discomfort, to the request, and to the wisdom that lies just underneath it all.
Because when we stop and begin to listen again,
we may discover that an internal map back to balance lies within us.
When we begin listening, it will begin revealing itself to us.
It may lead us to clear messages -
from other people, from living beings all about us,
from art and words and music.
We'll hear whispers and know them to be clues.
We'll see crumbs and know them to be
trail markers leading us home.
As each message is received, we'll have a felt-sense,
a clear glimpse - however fleeting -
of where we'll be living if we keep following the trail.
It feels like vibrant peace.
It feels like communion with everything.
It feels like harmony with ourselves.
It feels enormous, and whole.
It feels like bliss.
It feels like home.
Because it is.
Dana Wyss Healing Arts
Breathe deeply, practice often, be well.