Thoughtful Thursday: True Listening

The art of true listening is when someone gives another their undivided attention. What a gift! The other can also be the land, Earth, Nature. In an Agricultural Testament (1940), Sir Albert Howard reminds us that:

If you want to know how to use the land, look at the way Nature uses land. Look at how Nature does her farming.

When we tap into the ‘genius of a place’ (Wendell Berry), we are guided. Enabling this guidance is what makes food and farming sacred. Listen to the land – touch the soil!



Published by Kaytlyn Creutzberg, BSc, NSch, MA

#SayItLikeItIs: In her two years of graduate work (2016-2018), Kaytlyn learned the art of bearing witness to an unheard collection of stories about human dignity. She first explored how she could apply a spiritual care therapeutic model to how farmers relate to their land. Realizing a greater cultural narrative was implicated, she then studied the impact of collective memory on cultural narratives and the pervasive "don't care" attitudinal construct towards Earth and Her landscapes. (formerly Gayl)

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