How often does your mirror say, “You are beautiful, you are wise, you are loved?” "Mirror of Our Becoming: Meditations on Nature's Beauty, Wisdom and Mystery" is a collection of contemplative reflections revealing the reality of your existence: that the beauty around you is already inside you. It will show you how to align yourself with that grand tapestry in which you’re a single, essential thread. It will prove you’re infinitely lovable, inexhaustibly loving, and tenderly held by love’s great purpose as revealed through Nature's wonders. Organized by season, this inspiring gathering of short yet deeply spiritual essays will carry you through an entire year, providing courage in times of trouble, satisfaction in times of joy. In these pages, you will know a healing communion with your inmost self, with the world, and with that divine and holy mystery to which we give many names. This volume includes a discussion guide for readers, with questions to help you, your family and your friends enjoy your own encounters with Nature more fully. There’s also a study guide for aspiring writers. We cannot see our own faces. In graceful, elegant prose, this book of ecospiritual meditations shows us who we are and what we can become, because the beauty, wisdom and mystery in which we dwell is the truth that dwells within us. Beatrice Bruteau, author of "The Grand Option," says, “Ayres' poetic nature writing transforms ordinary perceptions into mystic beauty.” Thomas Berry, author of "The Great Work," says, “Ayres' earth-centered spirituality shows amazing breadth of thought."