Compassion and Culture
Connecting through Earth

The pull of the earth tugs at people more than just from gravity. Finding a time and place to get "grounded" seems to be a universal need that crosses cultural and geographic boundaries. We value being amidst the rocks, trees and water, to realign and "regroup". David Brower once said that "We think rocks are inanimate because their tempo of life is slower than ours". The simplicity and quiet grandeur of un-manned spaces can calm us down and provide a stronger foundation to conduct ourselves in the world. Click on any of the four categories -- People, Animals, Earth, Spirit -- to see examples from each "spoke of the wheel".