Can material things around us be animated by what we call spirit or soul?
In Japan this is one of the essential things in design and in nature. We can feel when an object has his own life, are vibrating with something more then just materia. This is also about wabi and sabi.
There is a personality...and we can feel it!
Why do we feel so confortable in some houses and in other everything is just "empty" in a cold and unpersonal way? It has nothing to do with just "beautiful" objects.
Perhaps our role is to inhibite spirit in the world, to give life to the materia.
Often I think of this. After the summer I try to give new life to my studio and my tools...to create a "presence" in the studio. This is a huge responsability... to give our world life and meaning. THE MOST IMPORTANT IS INVISIBLE!
In Japan many places, trees and stones are respected as holy, and animated by
an inivisible spirit. Often these places are protected by a rope. I love this!
If there is an inner essence in nature around us, I think we can connect to this throught our own inner selves, through or own authentic beeings, if we tries to just BE PRESENT and awakened to things, nature and beauty around us...