Raw, adjective: 11. unprocessed or unevaluated

Gary Snyder, on the meaning of "wild mind:"

"It means self-organizing," he says. "It means elegantly self-disciplined, self-regulating, self-maintained. That's what wilderness is. Nobody has to do the management plan for it. So I say to people, 'let's trust in the self-disciplined elegance of wild mind.' Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking, brings us close to the actually existing world and its wholeness."

from "The Wild Mind of Gary Snyder," published in Shambhala Sun, May 1996.


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