I’ve been thinking a lot about my last post. I listed a couple quotes from Alan Watts. This part in particular; ” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.” The way I’ve been thinking about this is that I (people) am as much a part of nature as the bird outside my window or the tree that the bird is sitting in. That’s very different than I have thought in the past. I have always considered “nature” to be outside of me. “I’m going to go spend time in nature, walking a trail in the woods.” That kind of thing.
So, over the last several days, I’ve been trying to think of myself as part of nature, an expression of the whole realm of nature. I can tell there has been a subtle shift in my perspective. I don’t know yet how to put it in words, but it’s there. As I think about this more, it will be interesting to see how my perspective changes.