Love Letters to the Earth

Spring has just begun. Do you hear the growing number of bird songs, notice a difference in the light each day and smell the freshness of new beginnings? 

To welcome a new season, may I share ten ‘Love Letters to the Earth’ from one of today’s most revered Zen Masters and an inspiration to many, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed away a few days ago at the age of 95? 

Peace activist and Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh argued that change of lack of meaning and connection in peoples’ lives, resulting in peoples’ addiction to consumerism, and limiting climate change is possible only with the recognition that people and the planet are ultimately one and the same. 

He invites us to engage in an intimate conversation, a living dialogue, with our Earth. 

You can read the ten love letters in Emergence Magazine here.

I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I did!

Happy Imbolc!

Marjolein

&…. 

Just in case you would like to (re)connect, slow down and be in nature in with a small group of like-minded people, and learn the basics of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing/bosbaden) from a certified shinrin-yoku guide, so you can continue practicing it on your own afterwards, please do check out my website for upcoming nature connection workshops.

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