Shambhala Sun Audio: Diane Ackerman on The Healing Power of Nature

audio-sunspace-ackermanIn our newest Shambhala Sun Audio clip, Diane Ackerman — bestselling author of The Zookeeper’s Wife, A Natural History of the Senses, and the new book Dawn Light: Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day — talks about the benefits of paying mindful attention to nature. Doing so can be healing, Ackerman insists — and here she gives a very personal example of how it helped her in a very difficult time of her life.

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Yes, the days are getting shorter, and as I write this now, we’re battening down the hatches in preparation for a Nor’Easter. But listening to Ackerman talk of her morning ritual of communing with nature, I felt more than a little of the sun’s warmth — and I’m even feeling readier to look past the coming storm’s gloom to see its beauty too.  May listening to this clip do the same for you!

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See also: The Thisness of What Is — Diane Ackerman on the ancient tradition of meditation and mysticism that sustained two heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto.