One of the 11 principles of the zero point agreement is to rely on nature. Nature can show us the way.
We can look to nature to help us with our writing. Nature can guide us in what we write and how we write. Nature is an ideal companion.
Simply placing our attention on nature––how the light forms around the room, where the moon is in the sky, the changes of a favored tree through the seasons–will ground and inspire us. The law of attraction is a scam. Practicing the law of attraction separates us from the “motion of nature.” It’s not about attracting what we want but being who we already are.
It’s the law of attention that gets the book written, uplifts our spirit during the darker times, and brings the words to us. Nature is always in a state of “being.” Our natural state too is cyclical and returning. As writers we can tap into this natural motion and return to what truly matters.
Decide what matters.
Be in nature.
Notice what gets your attention when in nature.
Return your attention to what matters.
“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.” –Aldo Leopold
“Civilization has so cluttered this elemental man-earth relationship with gadgets and middlemen that awareness of it is growing dim. We fancy that industry supports us, forgetting what supports industry.” ― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac with Other Essays on Conservation from Round River
Reminder: June’s OPEN DAY for Writers is this Friday, June 13th.