What makes the world exist, and how can a person live and work in this life without participating in a matrix of illusion? In this short, direct conversation John describes how it’s possible to live in the world from our deepest heart and be only real, letting everything pass away that will pass when we die.
Continuous environmental noise has this person feeling distressed and longing for silence. John shows her how to let go of the fight and enter the intimacy that lies beneath.
Q: I’m moving to a house in the middle of the forest and very close to the sea. It’s like a calling for me. I’m so looking forward to being more connected to the earth and to nature in my daily life.
John: You’re also setting yourself up. You’re setting yourself up to compare: the goodness of nature that you’ll be in, how readily available that is, how it surrounds you and how it nurtures you because it is so there. What you’ll find is that when you are not in nature, it is not so there in your other environments. It’s not so there on the surface in people, so you’ll be quickly drawn to judge what you like and what you don’t like.
The reason for being in nature is that it helps you see how to be with people, how to be with everything. If you use being in nature as a treat to yourself, you won’t be like nature to your circumstances and to others.
Be in nature and then find the same in everyone.
Q: I have a feeling that it’s possible. I will try to be aware.
John: Of nature in everything.