Wild Way - Live Your Nature
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, learn that I had not lived" -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Our lives are cluttered with busyness and confusion. We get caught up chasing after goals and racing to keep time only to discover that in the end we have no time—we’ve spent it all without being aware of its passing. Mindlessly we eat our meals; mindlessly we love; mindlessly and busily we play at being “mindful”.
In nature we notice the vastness of space and time. For a moment, sometimes, we catch a glimpse of sunlight glinting through a palm's fronds as they wave softly on warm breeze. We pause. We feel our rhythm slow. Beauty infuses our being. Suddenly the constant stream of thoughts normally parading through our mind is quieted. In this moment we are seeing without distraction; noticing life as it essentially is.
Do you want to live a wild life—a life in tune with your own nature?
Share with us this journey towards conscious-living on our (hopefully) unpretentious nature retreats. Here you’ll find no guru to answer your quandaries. There’ll be no gong-ringing or incense-burning or ayahuasca-imbibing. Instead there’ll be the stars, as there always are, flecked perfectly above the Sahara; there’ll be the water running its course through valley bottoms; there’ll be the mountains, crumbling with age.
Together we will learn from nature and from one another how to be more conscious, more responsible, more passionate humans.
Let nature and your own nature be your guide.
Check out our Organised Trips for retreat descriptions and available dates.
Find me a good stick to chase and I'll show you how to live. Woof.
MSc Psychology, PGDip Existential Psychotherapy
Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, I have always felt most alive when I'm wandering in the woods or clambering up mountains or lying in tall grass and watching the sky. Nature teaches me to laugh at myself for my habit of placing so much importance on all of the things that don't actually matter (which is basically everything).
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Ex company manager, prisonner of performance and slave to profit, one day in nature I felt the sun on my hand and the wind on my face, and at this precise moment I understood happiness. The happiness was always here inside me (and all around me) even as I looked for it everywhere else. I began to understand that happiness is my capacity to accept change ... and so, everything changed!