God Is An Octopus: Loss, Love and a Calling to Nature

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God Is An Octopus: Loss, Love and a Calling to Nature

God Is An Octopus: Loss, Love and a Calling to Nature

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Goldsmith has written an extraordinary book, God is an Octopus, about his journey through grief and his exploration of the afterlife.

Most beautiful of all, perhaps, is the almost magical yet very real resurgence of wildlife on the family farm. In God is an Octopus, Ben tells a powerful, immersive story of loss and despair and of finding healing, comfort and strength through nature.Bob Johansson has just sold his software company for a small fortune and is looking forward to a life of leisure. Whether it is treating our environment more kindly or rewilding your own garden to allow nature to flourish, there is something we can all take from the book. I was surprised that he recounted his visit to a spiritual medium - so honest - but I was compelled to tread along the path of discovery with him as he sought solace in myriad ways.

I found the start of the book heartbreaking and written beautifully describing the loss of his daughter and how he and her loved ones dealt with their grief. Imagine having three life-coaches who had been through the toughest mental and physical challenges; a crack team of problem-solvers who knew in their day job that one mistake could be the difference between life - and death. His journey through that grief, whilst buffeted by financial means, is still a journey many of us experiencing loss, can understand- the questioning of where our loved ones have gone and whether we will see them again and trying to maintain a sort of connection to them is all very real.Access to the Plus Catalogue—thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts, including exclusive series. SUNDAY TIMES Struggling to comprehend the shocking death of his teenage daughter, Ben Goldsmith finds solace in nature by immersing himself in plans to rewild his farm. We learnt that access to natural places and green space reduces stress levels, depression, anxiety, and loneliness, while increasing self-esteem, sense of self, life satisfaction, and feelings of connection, care and happiness. Ben Goldsmith mister datteren i en tilfeldig ulykke, og skriver seg gjennom sorgen etter ulykken for tre år siden.

An event of unimaginable trauma is transformed into a message of beauty and optimism through Ben's passion for nature, which acts as his nurse, teacher and redeemer. Goldsmith and his family seemed to live in a crucible, rapidly learning what was revealed to the rest of the world more slowly: that in the midst of crisis, nature can renew if we let it and that such renewal is a soothing balm for our own trauma. But on that day Goldsmith and his family held a party in the field where Iris died, where a stone circle has been erected, where her friends gather to celebrate her bright spirit.

Citizens of the global north often feel out of our depth and out of touch with our esoteric roots, but in Goldsmith’s quest to find meaning in his daughters passing and something eternal to the human soul, he explores various faiths, mysticism and concepts of the afterlife. Whilst many suffered hardships in the pandemic, he enjoyed a commune of sorts on his land and a bubble of time to heal. Of all the books I have read this one means so much and I would recommend it to all those who love nature. We were talking about the practicalities of supporting rangers professionally around the world – what could be a rather dry subject matter. And while it seems an odd mishmash of topics occasionally – going from beavers to reincarnation – it works.

I really enjoyed reading about the great improvements the world has made in terms of rewilding and reintroducing many lost species back into the natural world.That it became a journey of ‘restoration of nature’ served as a beautiful counter balance to the tragedy and despair of his loss. Reading Wilding by Isabella Tree changed how Rewilding Magazine co-founder Domini Clark viewed her beloved Welsh countryside (including those cute but problematic sheep).

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