and dwell in
somewhere inside me.
You ask me,
tell me about your being with this place?
and things shift.
I don’t realise
what my being with
I meet my being with
as the words pass
From life in the
life on the
my being with and I, and we
Image: David Millard.
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essence of interconnectedness and embodiment captured perfectly 🙂
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It must be the month for poetry! This poem captures the essence of interconnectedness with our environment and embodiment. So simple…
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Nia, I’d be really grateful if you could refer me to any key articles/texts about ‘somatic knowing’ – it’s a term I’ve only just come across in the past few weeks. Maya Ward talks about it in ‘The Comfort of Water: A River Pilgrimage’, and I have a hunch it may prove as a lens for my own research… wishing you well.
Hi Nina, here are some texts which you might find useful. I hope that your work is going well! x
Amann, T 2003, ‘Creating Space for Somatic Learning within Transformative Learning Theory’, paper presented to Fifth International Conference on Transformative Learning, Teachers College, Columbia University, October 23-25, 2003.
Heshusius, L 1994, ‘Freeing Ourselves from Objectivity: Managing Subjectivity or Turning toward a Participatory Mode of Consciousness?’, Educational Researcher, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 15-22.
Butterwick, S & Selman, J 2012, ‘Embodied Knowledge and Decolonization: Walking with Theater’s Powerful and Risky Pedagogy’, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, vol. 2012, no. 134, pp. 61-9.
Heshusius, L & Ballard, K 1996, ‘How Do We Count the Ways We Know?’, in L Heshusius & K Ballard (eds), From Positivism to Interpretivism and Beyond: Tales of Transformation in Education and Social Research (The Mind-Body Connection), Teachers College Press, New York.
Mathews, F 1991, The Ecological Self, Routeledge, London.
Siegesmund, R 2004, ‘Somatic Knowledge and Qualitative Reasoning: From Theory to Practice’, Journal of Aesthetic Education, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 80-96.
Slavin, S 2003, ‘Walking as a spiritual practice: the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela’, Body and Society, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-18.
Tacey, D 1995, Edge of the sacred : transformation in Australia Harper Collins, Blackburn.
Varela, FJ, Thompson, E & Rosch, E 1991, The Embodied Mind: Cognitive The MIT Press, Cambridge