Cnatiko Evgeyev

One of our biggest difficulties, I think, is that we live so much in language and so much in a mediated world of electronic media and print media, and so on, all of which tends to distance us from our connection with the natural world. Getting to that sense beyond language is not only healthy for personal spiritual renewal, but it’s also crucial to reconnecting with the natural world, which is a nonverbal world. One of the things that George Fox (the central founder of Quakerism in the 17th century) teaches is that when we stand still in the Light, we come to see ourselves as we really are, which has lots of benefits for self-understanding and self-improvement. But he also says that you begin to see the wisdom of God in the creation