Living Loving Nature
Living loving Nature has a few meanings for us.
First, it is about expressing and experiencing our passionate love for the natural world and all that lives in it, a passion that we love to share with kindred spirits;
Second, it is about honouring the deeply loving nature that so many people have and that perhaps the Dalai Lama had in mind when he said ‘my religion is kindness’;
And lastly, it is about slowing down and taking time to notice the world around us.
If any of these aspects of the phrase ‘loving nature’ strikes a chord with you then we’d love to meet you here at North Farm.
Here’s a bit more about us.
Why this focus?
Poets and mystics down the ages have recognised the healing power of nature.
How ironic then that now, just as this ancient wisdom is being acknowledged by scientists, we find ourselves in an increasingly ‘denatured’ environment suffering from what one author has called ‘Vitamin N deficiency’.
And this has happened so very recently in the history of humanity. Did you know that the first ‘synthetic chemicals’ were created in the late 1800s, as industrialisation gathered pace? And that the word ‘artificial’ only emerged in the 1930s – that’s less than 100 years ago – to describe these substances.
Now, increasingly, every corner of the living world is tainted with these artificial chemicals. Even human breast milk has been found to contain glyphosate.
And worse still, we now we see synthetic biology emerging which, along with chemistry will, no doubt lead to unforeseen and unwanted consequences.
It is in this context that we welcome you to come and reconnect both with the natural world, and with your own loving nature, here in the web of life and what we have come to know as the ‘web of loveliness’.
if you are interested in reading more about our philosophy, you might like to check out our blog here.