Sunday, July 8, 2007

Meeting the Glen Falls Sentinel

Our task in re-enchantment is to expand our very idea of spirituality to include the lowliest of things and the most particular and familiar haunts of nature. Without romanticizing nature, we could turn to it as the major source of our spirituality – a difficult task for most of us who have been brought up on moral and theological abstractions.

…Nature is not only a source of spirit; it also has soul. Spiritually, nature directs our attention toward eternity, but at the same time it contains us and creates an intimacy with our own personal lives that nurtures the soul. The individuality of a tree or rock or pool of water is another sign of nature’s soul. These intriguing natural beings not only point outward toward infinity; more intimately, they also befriend us.

(Thomas Moore, from The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life)

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