Wander In The Natural World
As the web issues out of the spider and is withdrawn, as plants sprout from the earth, as hair grows from the body--even so, the sages say, this universe springs from the deathless Self, the source of life.
The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
If you do not believe that the world has a heart, then you would not hear it beating, you would not think it is alive and you would not consider what you are doing to it.