"My friend, botanist Asa Gray, is a most cordial lover of purity and truth, but the angular factiness of his pursuits has kept him at too cold a distance from the spirit world. The man of science, the naturalist, too often loses sight of the essential oneness of all living beings in seeking to classify them, while the eye of the Poet, the Seer, never closes on the kinship of all God's creatures, and his heart ever beats in sympathy with great and small alike."
The Contemplative John Muir
That said, I appreciate scientists very much and I love the fact that the best of them do not let their own subjective preferences get in the way of their research. They are passionate about finding out what is TRUE. In fact, there are many scientists who are indeed able both to practice impartial analysis AND to keep their inner eye open to the poetry, beauty and Oneness of the world. One such person is my atmospheric scientist friend, Chris Rozoff.
Photo: Quartzite boulder and the mountain just south of Medicine Bow Peak, Snowy Range, WY, November 9, 2015
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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.