To See Your Face in a Forest

Resilient Aspen

To see your face in the Forest
and know it as your own
you must let go
of who you think you are
of what you know
of all you were taught
in school of a world
of this and that
separating parts from wholes
and believing you might know
the man by his skin
or believing that naming
is the same as knowing.

You must let go of all
you were taught in church
of a God who lives Out There
some where else but here.
inside your own chest
in your own heart
in your own direct perception
of the un-namable mystery
right in front of you
that you swim in
that you are.

Note: We still have space of the upcoming Soul Renewal Wilderness Retreat. Please contact me if you’re interested in this or in help simply learning ‘to see your face in the forest,’ to see within your own self — the beauty you see and love in a forest.

About Larry Glover

A lover of wild nature, author, speaker, retreat facilitator & wilderness guide, revealing all the while we are more like the forest—than we are different.
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2 Responses to To See Your Face in a Forest

  1. Karin Lewis says:


  2. Larry Glover says:

    Thanks Karin. This was one of those, ‘Quick! Grab a piece of paper and open to the flow….’ Love it when that happens. Appreciate your comment.

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