I am inviting friends, new and not so new, to share their s/he dragon nature on this page. I met Larry Campbell recently at the Wilderness Act’s 50th Anniversary in an Idaho wilderness campground. He mentioned “re-wilding within” and that sparked conversation and friendship. He shared an article he wrote entitled Gaia Yoga. Here is an excerpt:
“When we listen to the Earth we can learn to cultivate our connection to it. When we become aware of ecological threads that bind and feel heart felt gratitude for the myriad living beings and physical/chemical process threads that are continuously, moment to moment, woven together to sustain our lives and the living Earth we naturally express the compassion that flows from that awareness and gratitude. I think of this practice as Gaia yoga or ‘remembering real ecology’.”
BIO: Brought up on the loose in the Northern Rockies in tow of a geologist father mapping rural areas Larry developed a love of nature. Larry also enjoyed quasi-urban life when attending Princeton University. After graduation he traveled overland to practice purna yoga at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry India for six months. Fortuitous circumstances led to a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat with Goenkaji in Bodh Gaya India, followed by several refresher retreats over the years. He now practices attention to sensations while navigating daily life in the city and in wild nature. Several trips abroad visiting pre-industrial cultures inspired Larry to build an off-the-grid, “simple but elegant” farmstead in Montana which is reaching fruition after decades of whittling and digging. Larry has worked for income as a mineral exploration geologist, wilderness backpack guide, environmental activist and carpenter. Environmental activism has been his primary avocation along with building the farmstead. Connection to nature has been his port in the storm during these times of chaotic change. He has great faith that the evolution of consciousness will continue and eventually humans will deserve to be called homo sapiens.