Stories for the Time Between Stories
I am curious. I wonder a lot. I try things out. I like to touch. I like to play with my food, eat with my fingers, eat with my friends. I am curious why politics and religion enter more into our daily conversations than what is happening to life on this planet, right before our eyes. We need to talk about Climate Change. Make it a part of your ongoing Practice of Caring.
We want a space of healing to be a safe space. We tend to lock out any references to things that may be disturbing. Let the world be present with you as you work, as the way you do your work. The world has great healing powers and it seems to be in need of healing. Healing happens by bringing worlds together. The one world we live in isolates, individualizes. Reductionism, the dominant mode of scientific inquiry, reduces the numbers of worlds, insisting there will be only one world. It is a white world, English is its official language.
Open to other worlds, other stories, other ways of being in the world. Find and make allies. (Re)connection to other worlds is the way of most traditional technologies of healing.
There is a story told in the excellent book The Spaces Between Us about a young lab monkey.
The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .
I am I and my circumstance; and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself. —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET
Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be––this is the interrelated structure of reality.
—MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist’s credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my politics, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together. —JEANETTE WINTERSON, Gut Symmetries
What you do, what you become, is not my concern. –ROBERT MCCALL
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