Sarah Wilson Interview: this one wild and precious life
We’re living through overwhelming times: the climate crisis, political polarisation, racial injustice and COVID-19 have left many of us in a state of confusion and despair; experiencing disconnection – from one another, from our true values, and from life.
As one reviewer wrote:
“Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us – that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. This one wild and precious life opens our eyes to how we got here and offers a radically hopeful path forward, leading us through a series of practices for reconnecting again that include:
- Go to your edge. Do what scares you and embrace discomfort daily.
- #buylesslivemore. Break the cycle of mindless consumption and get light with your life.
- Become a soul nerd. Embrace poetry, deep reading, art, and classical music to light up your intellect.
- Get ‘full-fat spiritual’. How to have an active practice – beyond the ‘lite’ ‘rainbows and unicorns’ – and use it to change the world.
- Hike. Just hike. Walking in nature reconnects us with ourselves, and with our true purpose.
- Practise wild activism. If you can get 3.5 per cent of a population to participate in sustained, non-violent protest, change happens. We create our better world.”
Overall, “this one wild and precious life” provides a much needed sense of hope of how we can get back to feeling connected and move towards a sense of wholeness that has been lacking in our world for so long.