Many of us already know Susanne Cook-Greuter as one of the Integral movement's most beloved scholars and authorities on mature adult development. But it's not all developmental structures and tiers and fulcrums for Susanne.
As a spiritual teacher, you won't find anyone more indifferent, ruthless, and amoral than Mother Nature. Then again, you won't find anyone quite as vital, honest, or beautiful either. There is an undeniable neutrality running throughout Nature—it's easy to imagine Her quietly laughing to Herself as we try to project our own limited narratives of meaning and morality onto Her, or when we try to imagine ourselves as being somehow separate from the natural world.