Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Mt. Wildness is a dark place

Mt. Wildness is a dark place Full of light - The Path of WildnessFear is a useful thing when it keeps us from unnecessary harm. With much practice though our fear can become a focus point of safety; a darkness, blinding sight and smothering courage. But fear always begins and remains as a point, a smudge and stain which diminishes in perceived size and overt influence as our will and the effort of motion draw us further from the source. The darkness exists in a field of light, which limitless expanse becomes apparent with every step along the path.

The Path of WildnessThe Path of Wildness is easy to find
The course of a stream
Leaves blown in the wind
A beast’s track through the brush
And the direction of our first inclination

The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.

The Path of Wildness Resources

One comment on “Mt. Wildness is a dark place

  1. smilecalm
    January 5, 2013

    Wonderful reminder of the freedom found in connecting with our mother nature. I just posted a music video on feeling safe. Enjoy your walk.

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