Centre for Spirituality Blog

My Hedgehog Teacher

It’s 5.35am. The road is dark. A hedgehog appears in my car headlights a few feet ahead. I slam on the breaks and stop the car. Did I hit it? Single moments can symbolically capture a whole world: the macro (systemic) and the micro (individual) interwoven in one instant. Hedgehogs, once common in the UK, are on the red list of mammals, at risk of extinction. I know this intellectually, just as I know intellectually that the climate is spiralling out of control, ... Read more