Walking Four Directions: A Journey for Regeneration in the Land of Enchantment (Paperback)
What will it take for us to heal as a society and face up to the challenge of climate change? Four foundational concepts came to mind: spirit, nature, heritage and community. Human Spirit because we're deeply wounded and we are wounding each other and the planet as a result; we need a combined sense of humbleness and can-do spirit to rise to the occasion. Mother Nature because there are vital restorative forces there that can guide us. Heritage Values because we should gain wisdom from those who have come before us. And Beloved Community because we must enact hopeful solutions in teamwork with others. If we all act bravely together in grassroots fashion, our cumulative actions ripple across civil society creating the prospect for a sea change which can renew the world. The author thought what better way to explore these four healing tenets than to walk four directions in their honor. By doing so he hoped to make these cornerstones more concrete while actualizing and assembling them into the wholeness we need to successfully combat the climate crisis. This book is dedicated to upholding the web of life all around us, to building a mass movement for a livable climate and to raising up the regenerative power of walking. Walking tributes abound and walking heroes are featured throughout. Two of the author's walking heroes are his own dogs, who get him started and help him complete the journey. In exploring his own and broader human frailty as well as redemption, Robb is insightful and self deprecating. His heartwarming endeavor for integrity shines light on sources of solution that are age-old, interpersonal and original.