crafty mammals with a penchant for purpose

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of embracing our responsibility as stewards of our own relationship with technology. As humans we are stewards also of our relationship to ideas. And of course, stewards of our relationship with the earth and our kindred who dwell here with us. 

Developing a friendship with wildness takes each of these relationships into account. Becoming who we are as human beings is strengthened by this multi-faceted connection to wildness. 

We seek regular connection to the elemental stuff that makes us up. We seek wisdom, as Robin Wall Kimmerer says, “from intelligences other than our own”. We find playful and practical ways to apply our presence to the rhythms of life.

Fusing together our inventive nature, our elemental nature, our spiritual nature: As humans we are crafty mammals with a concern for meaning and a penchant for purpose.

Thanks to Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Braiding Sweet Grass” for inspiration and guidance in learning from intelligences other than our own.

Aram Mitchell

Renewal in the Wilderness, 20 Roberts Street, Falmouth, ME, 04105