The Deep Ecology Self-Discovery Trail
Let wilderness wisdom, balance and beauty improve your relationships
Institute of Global Education
In Association with the United Nations Office of Public Information.
P. O. Box 1605
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Dr. Michael J. Cohen, Director
Like turning on a light, the purpose of this deep ecology trail is similar to teaching a blind person to know the color green.
The trail invites you to psychologically make sense of your life through 48 naturally inherited senses. Society has made you blind to them. Since early childhood, you have probably learned that you have 5 natural senses with which to think and relate. This restrictive notion prevents you from thinking and relating sensibly and sensitively. It results in runaway personal and global troubles. We can't resolve our vast problems with half vast thinking.
Wilderness uses at least 53 intelligent sensitivities to produce its interspecies wisdom, balance and beauty. We are part of nature and Earth, we contain this multisensory intelligence. If you have ever sensed hunger, you know it is real. You also know it is not one of your 5 senses. Think about that.
Nature's sensitive ways do not produce violent, addictive or abusive behavior. Our separation from nature has torn us from nature's nurturance. Without it, we lose our ability to build sensible relationships. This loss diminishes our wisdom to the point that we seldom acknowledge it is sensible to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate our innate natural intelligence.
We have been taught that we can't think and relate like Earth and nature work. The psychological deep ecology blending of mind and nature on this trail teaches us that we can, and how we can. The trail enables you to make conscious contact with an essence of Earth.
I am attracted to be more conscious and think with all my sensory potential.
People are already the most intelligent beings on Earth, I don't need to become more sensible.
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