“Where, my friends, have the wild ones gone?”*
Wisdom sometimes looks contrarian, like wildness.
One of K.M. Weiland’s six lifestyle changes to protect creativity is to notice the seasons. This makes good sense. We think nature is wild yet we are made of nature. There are many things with which we immunise ourselves from this, at the same time losing sight of the sheer exoticness and vibrancy of life:
‘But the overwhelming problem that confronts most of us in the world most of the time is that we are not falling in love with the heart of another another and the heart of other nations and species. […] Yet within us is everything.’**
This journey is from ego to eco: this wildness allows us to be our true self, not more and not less. It is where we are able to see the wildness in one another.