David Taylor is a poet, storyteller and coach working with people and organisations to help facilitate growth and development, with a particular focus on leadership. He is co-author of Alchemy in a Shoebox (for the Alchemist’s Foundation) and a collection of his own poems, Occupying My Ground (Pontefract Press). You can visit David’s website and blog at themirrorofthewild.co.uk
By David Taylor, Dark Mountain Project
Our world is experiencing a dark wood that appears to stretch to the horizon and beyond. A dark wood in which there are no maps, because we have created a forest empty of the stories that connect us back to our deeper soul, to our natural ground, to our understanding that we are all connected. When we lose our stories we lose this common ground, that which holds us and grounds us in a sense of the whole.