March 23rd, 2012
Meeting

[colorless leaf, found in yard, march 23, 2012. Moist, not dry. Not exposed to light?]

“Meaning, according to my friend, arises from meeting, from the felt contact between oneself and what is not oneself. From the encounter between oneself and another person, or a river, or the surging wind. From, ultimately, the ongoing interaction and intercourse between oneself and the rest of the earthly cosmos.” -David Abram

Mar 24 2012
1:14 pm
runebug writes:

I would go one step further than “meeting” and say “connection.” :-)

P.S. I’m a big fan and I think you’re awesome and so, so, so inspiring. Just saying.

Mar 24 2012
3:33 pm
Jenny Smith writes:

It’s a “Winchy” leaf!

Mar 24 2012
3:43 pm
Camilla writes:

I really like that quote. What is the context of it? Is it from a book? What kind? I’d love to know.

Mar 25 2012
10:06 pm
kerismith writes:

Camilla,
It was found in the latest issue of Shambhala Sun Magazine, in which he has an article.

Mar 26 2012
10:39 am
Mary Ellen writes:

And there’s a final step in this as I understand it that refers to the person’s (or the thing’s) subjective sense of that meeting, described in attachment literature as “feeling felt.” When we meet another person (or river, etc.) and allow for that felt contact on our end, the other “feels felt” and it is this energy as I understand it that nourishes and provides meaning. Thanks for writing about this and so much else. Your blog is respite from a world that seems to have lost its senses.

And can I recommend Kabat-Zinn’s Coming To Our Senses? I think you’d love it.

Mar 27 2012
7:15 am
Sean Shimmel writes:

Ouch!

(had felt contact with a stinging caterpillar… but it was worth it :)

Mar 27 2012
11:52 pm
Silvia writes:

Earthly Cosmos….beautiful. Thanks for sharing. You are generous and inspiring. I am a huge fan.

 
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