Tree, Isabella - Wilding - Sever the connection with nature and our deepest sense of ourselves is lost
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From Wilding - the return of nature to a British farm – Isabella Tree
We have been hunter gatherers for 99% of our genetic history, totally and intimately involved with the natural world.
For a million years our survival depended on our ability to read the weather, the stars and the species around us, to navigate, empathise and co-operate with our environment. The need to relate to the landscape and to other forms of life – whether one considers this urge aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, cognitive or even spiritual – is in our genes.
Sever that connection and we are floating in a world where our deepest sense of ourselves is lost.