Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
Herman Hesse (1877-1962) author of Siddhartha and Wandering
“One of my favorite quotes is by Herman Hesse from his book Wandering. It inspires me because one of my passions is helping people connect to nature, to the spiritual teachings of trees. Trees are deep spiritual teachers. When we connect to them and listen to them through our intuition, then we ourselves can grow as people.”
Shannon Sullivan is an interfaith spiritual director
and teacher of meditation