Finding Your Soul in Nature

What happens when you go on a Sedona Philosophy retreat? You get a better understanding of your own life.

Last Week’s Retreat

Last week on the Finding Your Soul in Nature Retreat participants explored their inner lives in the natural world, and challenged some fundamental western ideas of what humanity’s place in nature is and should be. We are so lucky to be able to do this in Sedona’s splendor and cannot help but notice how it invites people to connect with the spiritual significance of natural beauty.

Dialogue and Goodwill

Meaning and purpose are significant in all human lives, but they are also different for every human life. And yet, this individual quest can be facilitated through a collaborative dialogue where we share ideas in a spirit of friendship and goodwill. This spirit can be cultivated not only among people, but also within the larger community of the natural world.

Immeasurable Nature

We often think of nature in terms of external measurable facts, instead of the deeply personal ways it affects each of us. We chronicle climbing Mount Everest and diving to the depths of the ocean floor. But what do these heights and depths mean in comparison to the movements of joy and mystery felt deeply within our souls? Immersion in nature invites us to go deeply into the human experience of life on Earth. As John Muir mused, “For going out, I found that I was going in.”

The more time we spend in nature, the more we move into a space of inner peace.  

Peace is all around us- in the world and in nature- and within us- in our bodies, and our spirits. Once we learn to touch this peace, we will be healed and transformed. It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice. —Thich Nhat Hanh

We invite you to explore your inner life outside and cultivate a practice of peace as you rediscover your soul in nature. 

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