The Embodied Mind
And other updates
I’ve been busy trying to write a book about Resonant Attention. At this point, I have no idea if it’ll be publishable, but it’s been good for me, nonetheless, to get organized with the material. One way or another, it’ll all show up in my classes. I’m intending to teach one in March, probably over three weekday mornings. Vote below if you have a time that would work for you.
Part of what I’ve been trying to describe is my experience of Interbeing. As I’ve become more energetically aware over the years, my worldview has become more three dimensional, less flat. I’m more aware of the somatic process of thinking. For instance, if I can’t think of the right word, I’ll lift my hands up and feel around in space, embodying the experience of trying to grasp the thought. It helps—it’s weird how much!
A book I’ve come across recently that I could use to justify my arm-flailing if I weren’t over-fifty-and-blessedly-past-giving-AF (let’s pronounce that off-gnof) is called The Embodied Mind, by Thomas R. Verny, MD. It argues that memory is stored somatically, not in the brain and it’s pretty convincing. It also looks at the intelligence of the heart and theories that associate consciousness with the microtubules, a topic that has garnered interest in the IMT corner of the world. Well worth your precious reading or listening time!
One last item - I’m definitely going to hold an in-person retreat this year in Costa Rica. Probably for late September or October. It’ll probably include a week of class time near the beach culminating in a clinic for the locals closer to San Jose, as below. Contact me to get on a separate list for updates about this!
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