How Are You Inspired by Nature?
I hadn’t expected to camp out, and hadn’t brought a sleeping bag or food, but I stayed the night anyway. Snuggled against the ancient tree’s gnarled trunk, I listened to its swaying, creaking, and — I felt sure — breathing. Whether or not I slept that night, I don’t remember. But I do remember feeling an extraordinary sense of peace as I wondered what amazing stories this two-thousand-year-old tree could tell, what rich wisdom it could share. I knew I wanted to open myself to that voice and to travel through time with this awesome companion. That night sowed the seeds that eventually blossomed into The Ancient One.
What are some moments when nature inspired you?
To celebrate the reissue of The Ancient One, I am inviting you all to share your own stories of times you have been inspired by nature. Whether you tell your stories with words, pictures, art, or video, I hope you’ll share your experiences of being dazzled by the marvels of nature—and inspired by its wonders.
In the coming days, I’ll be asking you to submit your own nature inspirations – so get your stories ready! In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few guest blogs to help get your creative juices flowing.