Monday, February 8, 2010

Wilderness: Where We Meet Our Ancestors

One thing that’s very clear from the current PBS series on our national parks is that the generations before us had a love for our wild places and had the good sense to preserve many of them. What’s also clear is that access to the wilderness is also access to significant aspects of physical and spiritual health.

The contemplation of the natural world and its relationship to the spiritual has historically taken place in wilderness settings. A significant aspect of wilderness is that it is one of the few places where we can connect emotionally and spiritually through shared values with those who have gone before: where we can relearn the lessons our ancestors learned. Read the entire article

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Anonymous said...

I very much enjoyed reading this article and I also related it to our Scouting organizations! Technology is an asset but cannot be a reliance. A good Boy Scout (or Girl Scout) program prepares a person to rely on what our very own ancestors did. Survive, and remember that God provides! My own dad was an assistant troop leader for over 30 years. A good scouting program helps strengthen and align life's priorities..God, country, family, citizenship. My prayer is that these scouting organizations can withstand and hold strong for the sake of our next generation. God knows, we need to keep grounded in our core values! Thanks, Donna, for sharing your passions with all of us!

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