The Enchanted Life by Sharon Blackie
To live an enchanted life is to fall in love with the world all over again. This is an active choice, a leap of faith which is necessary not just for our own sake’s, but for the sake of the wide, wild Earth in whose being and becoming we are so profoundly and beautifully entangled.’
The Enchanted Life presented here is one which is intuitive, which embraces wonder, and fully engages the creative imagination – but it is also deeply embodied, ecological, grounded in place and community. It flourishes on work that has heart and meaning; it respects the instinctive knowledge and playfulness of children. It understands the myths we live by; thrives on poetry, song and dance. It loves the folkloric, the handcrafted, the practice of traditional skills. It respects wild things, recognises the wisdom of the crow, seeks out the medicine of plants. It rummages and roots on the wild edges, but comes home to an enchanted home and garden. It is engaged with the small, the local, the ethical; enchanted living is slow living.
Ultimately, to live an enchanted life is to pick up the pieces of our bruised and battered psyches, and to offer them the nourishment they long for. It is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary. Above all, to live an enchanted life is to fall in love with the world all over again. This is an active choice, a leap of faith which is necessary not just for our own sakes, but for the sake of the wide, wild Earth in whose being and becoming we are so profoundly and beautifully entangled.’
Sharon Blackie speaks to those who feel an emptiness at the heart of modern life – who long for a more authentic, harmonious and connected lifestyle. An inspiring new book for the intelligent, creative self-development arena with insight, wisdom, interviews, case studies and exercises.
This book will open your eyes and your heart to all the beauty and mystery around you
and within you – SQ
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