Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
‘Back to Zero’ One of us called it.
What a journey it was. Amazing Autumn weather, a peninsula amidst wolf and bear country. An intense and adventurous workshop on personal leadership. In dialogue with ourselves, being each others mirror. Getting to know each other, outdoor cooking, sweatlodge, Openness, laughter, vulnerability. A vision quest. 24 hours solo, under the open sky, fasting. How wonderful the food tasted afterwards! And what about the joy, the self compassion and new intentions born.. 🙂