Chris Heeter – Guest
I can think of no better way to mark the end of the Challenge than with poet, Chris Heeter, founder of The Wild Institute, a national organization committed to connecting people to nature, themselves, and each other. Thank you Chris for your poetry that means so much to me, and for your ministry connecting us to The Wild.
In the gamut of human emotions, sometimes all that is left is to find a rock in the woods. To sit, feet firmly on the earth, and to breath.
Taking in the sounds too often muted by noise or thought. Feeling the progression of heat as sun slowly warms tired backs.
And slow ourselves until we remember that we, too, are part of this wild earth. Destined to live and love, to experience great joy and deep sorrow.
At times we know only this: that the sun will appear again tomorrow to warm us, and that the earth will hold us tenderly as we make our way.
Chris organizes and guides Wild Institute trips: kayaking in Baja, dog sledding in northern Minnesota, canoeing in Ontario, hiking and paddling in the canyons of Utah. She is a sought after leadership speaker bringing Wild to people and workplaces. You can reach her at the address below and subscribe to Wild Thoughts where she posts her poetry.
THANK YOU for visiting throughout the #Challenge. ‘Follow me’ to stay connected. My prayer for all of us…… ‘that the earth will hold us tenderly as we make our way.’