Several years ago, while training as a facilitator of learning experiences in wild places, I spent a day alone from dawn until dusk, staying within a couple of square meters. I was present in this place in the land with few distractions. No watch, no phone, no camera, no notebook. The day and the place unfolded into an experience of deep time that has stayed with me, powerfully. I tell the story of this experience and offer some reflections on how it may have helped shape my felt
understanding of my place in the world and notions of ‘sustainability’ and ‘the anthropocene’, and
some implications of this for my practice. Osbert Lancaster is an independent consultant and facilitator.