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Seeing Nature: Deliberate Encounters with the Visible World
by Paul Krafel
Seeing Nature is a series of true stories or parables that offer tools for understanding relationships in the natural world. Many of the stories take the reader to wild landscapes, including canyons, tundra, and mountain ridges, while others contemplate the human-made world: water-diversion trenches and supermarket check-out lines. At one point, Krafel discovers a world in ...more
Paperback, 193 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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"My book," Krafel writes, "is a series of stories about times when I 'woke up' and heard a story the world was telling me that increased my awareness of what I was actually doing within this universe." It's about how we are always making a difference whose consequences can be negative or positive. This is a book to re-read and act upon. It's a practical person's approach to the "fresh, present wakefulness" that is the purpose of dzogchen Buddhist practice.
Every time I picked up this book, I had an "a-ha" moment. Every story contains a different way which life is represented. There is so much to absorb from each chapter, I would often set the book aside, take a walk, and immerse myself in my surroundings; and receive a moment of clarity.