To believe that you must know how everything will or should happen before it happens is unrealistic. It reveals an unconsciousness to the vast limits of what we perceive, think, feel, and know. To know what you do not know is important to understanding that you cannot control every detail of how something will unfold. Have reverence for the complexity of life and understand that the intention is more important than the choreographed detail.

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Spending time in wild places is the closest thing I’ve ever felt to experiencing transcendence and divinity. Mountains are the only royalty I’ve ever recognized. When I get really quiet and listen deeply in a wild place, I can feel my ancestors, the ancient ones that gathered and foraged and understood the complexity and intelligence of the land, coming to life again in me.

Watching the destruction and disappearance and “selling off” of these natural places is painful, especially as it is not recognized that they hold the key to the survival of our species. The call of the wild and the responsibility to defend what is sacred and cannot speak for itself seems to grow stronger in me each day.

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though it’s not valued
in our culture
there is wealth
in observing one spot
for ages
for decades
for millennia.
every shift of the wind
every dance
of the sun and clouds
every stranger
that passes by
every rain
that comes.
through seasons
through storms
through growth and wreckage.
this is the expertise
of the grass and trees.
those who watch.

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Renée Fidz

Renée Fidz

I am a designer, writer, herbalist, healer, and soul guide, greatly inspired by and a student of Mother Nature. See more at reneefidz.com.