"May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve." _ Sappho

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Experiencing arriving...

As the teaching goes: there is no place to arrive. What I take this to mean, is that in turning one's attention inward, what is striking to understand is noticing that one is already where one needs to be. However, perhaps for me, it is explaining being present with what is that takes on great risk.
What I observe here in the West_ generally, no one readily notices one's own psycho-emotional/social/cultural grooming as distinct from self-trust_ self-belief.
We are a nation insecure about a multi-dimensional sense of self, until science validates everything for us first. Information and experiential knowledge are treated as non-credible in this ever-increasing, consumerist-centered nation. Now, instead of Buckminster Fullers' vision about a technological age providing a democratic balance to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the utilization of technology is at this point an assumed replacement for face-to-face conversation...

Paradoxically, like many unrecognized individuals, I hope to utilize the technology to reach out, in a healing intention, in my own work of creating connection that includes as well as reaches beyond my immediate surroundings. Therefore, I do invite all who may read this blog, even intermittently, to process personal/interpersonal reactions in a state of trust for process until arriving to that still small quiet space within, allowing all distractions, all attachments, all aversions to drop away_ allowing the experience of conscience personal attention to not only listen, but hear the essence of what is attempting to be spoken to here: the process of consciously noticing body intelligence.

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