I am finally considering myself a reformed urbanite, although the seeds of the natural world were always within me (actually everyone, because in fact, we are nature) After spending 2 years straight on this farm and implementing -- re-harmonizing the land with the design I created, I came to the realization(s) over and over again, that everything, yes all of what the indigenous wisdom I have read to date is true. All of it, and I can honestly say that without humans re-harmonizing with their own nature, or at minimum allowing and supporting those who do…then we may be in irreversible trouble. Also, there is no way to separate ecology from spirituality, because the Logos is Nature, is always talking to us in patterns-symbolism, if we are just present, we can see, read and understand the message. Masanobu Fukuoka knew it best I believe, farming (nature) cultivates people! Also, Bill Mollison reached the very important conclusion and teachings in Permaculture, which was long protracted observation & pattern recognition, work with nature, not against. Now that I have been back in the states working since March, I see so much the value of what I learned working outdoors, creatively with nature that I am in utter gratitude almost daily when I stop to reflect on the dichotomy of the two worlds I work in-between. It's quite interesting and I will be writing about it at more length, soon.