Just as the absence of an abundance of water in the desert stimulates plants and animals to develop ingenious adaptations to dryness, so the inner desert - sometimes called "the dark night of the soul" - sets in motion the wonders of our own spiritual creativity. Here the faculty of imagination enables us to find Presence within absence, personality within the realm of the non-personal, beauty within desolation, and meaning within apparent meaninglessness. It is no wonder that the desert has always been considered a place of revelation, epiphany and spiritual growth :)
Photos: Canyonlands National Park, UT, November 28, 2015
Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.