It is Time to Situate Questions of Human Identity Within a Wider, Earth-Based Context
"The Earth and myself are of one mind."
I feel like I just spent the past four months immersed in a dream - in an alternate-reality bubble called the "University." It is a place where human beings and their personal, economic, racial, gendered, cultural and religious identities are the chief concern. But now, with the semester over, I am coming back to my truest passion: seeking to unite myself with the EARTH'S perspective. And in this space, I can't help but ask the question: what does the EARTH think of all of these human concerns I've been mulling over for the past four months? Are they different than the Earth's perspective? Or did they actually come from the Earth? Are they a significant part of Earth's 4.6 billion year old perspective? Or are they merely a blip in time? These are the questions on which I'll be working . . .
Photos: Red cliffs and green cottonwoods west of Loveland, CO, close to sunset; A cow moose at Vedauwoo, WY; Buttercups and rocks at Vedauwoo, WY. May 12 and 13, 2016
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.