Embodiment is the epicenter of every experience in life. An aging body is your most intimate connection to the essence of time. Essential life lessons originate in the humbling recognition that the individual lifetime is fleeting, fragile, and impermanent.
The mind is an emergent property of the body. It is an energetic space in which the internal life of thought, emotion, and imagination are made visible through your everyday reactions, decisions, beliefs. To understand the nature of your mind is to clarify the nature of your true self.
Spirit is the animating force of life. It is the creative principle that makes consciousness, awareness, and perception possible. In this sense, all life forms have an innate spiritual dimension because every living creature is permeated with the energy of nature.
Culture is a human experiment in how best to live in harmony with one another. All forms of culture are works of fiction; that is, they are grounded in languages, stories, and ideals designed to coordinate the activities of large groups of people. The quality of a culture is inexorably linked to its ability to foster individual and collective wellbeing.
Nature is the medium of existence. It is the creative ground for the great flow of life across all time. In the absence of nature, there is no body, mind, spirit, or culture. Nature provides the biosphere, which the true home of every creature.