My guest this week is Stephen Altschuler, who discovered his own spiritual path through an insightful relationship with nature. He is the author of The Mindful Hiker, which is delightful.
Stephen's goal is to remind us of an old adage-what you love, you will care for. If you spend time in natural places and those places have meaning for you, not only will you care for them, but also you will care for all of nature, including human beings who are part of the fabric. He believes we can rejuvenate this world, finding a sense of power to counteract insensitive actions that denigrate this lovely blue and green and vital Earth. In this uncertain and, at times, contentious world, the one place we can all retreat, regardless of affiliation or belief, is nature... A place where the sole meets the soul.
Stephen is a writer, teacher and counselor. His other books include Sacred Paths and Muddy Places: Rediscovering Spirit in Nature, and Hidden Walks in the East Bay and Marin: Pathways, Essays, and Yesterdays.