The Mountains Are in Us

Living Nature’s Ethics and Principles

We are now in the mountains and the mountains are in us.

-John Muir

By weaving teachings from Zen Buddhism and quantum physics with insights from extraordinary individuals and the Animal kin with whom they lived, The Mountains Are in Us sketches out a path for returning humanity to its senses and natural sensibilities. Here, at the confluence of science and contemplative practice, we learn not only do Animals and Plants share with us the same capacities to think, feel, and experience consciousness, they possess the very qualities and ethics sought by seekers on the spiritual path. The critical difference between species is not our minds, but how we use them. By changing how we think, we change what we do. By learning and aligning with the ethics and principle of Nature, we learn how our species can once again be part of  Nature’s beauty, resilience, and peace.

Read the Preface here.