Connection

A Quote by John Astin on body, connection, energy, feelings, human beings, matter, possibility, and thoughts

Where is the boundary between your thoughts and feelings and my thoughts and feelings?  Where does it end — the outer layer of epidermis?  If you look at the body as energy — not matter — maybe there's a possibility we as human beings are more connected to one another than we realize.

John Astin

Source: CQ Researcher

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A Quote by Arjuna Ardagh on children, connection, magic, mystery, parents, and place

Once we meet our children, even for moments, in a place of "I don't know," of relinquished authority, we return to the realms of mystery and magic, where real connection becomes alive again.

Arjuna Ardagh

Source: The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up & Changing the World

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A Quote by Philip Carr-Gomm on ancestors, connection, and life

When we know about our ancestors, when we sense them as living and as supporting us, then we feel connected to the genetic life-stream, and we draw strength and nourishment from this.

Philip Carr-Gomm

Source: The Druid Tradition

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A Quote by John Daido Loori on whole, interbeing, and connection

What transpires for the least significant member transpires at once for the whole.

John Daido Loori

Source: The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans, Pages: 89

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by John Muir on world, environment, connection, relationship, interconnectedness, interconnection, separation, and unity

Most people are on the world, not in it—have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them—undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on source, soul, god, nature, connection, and reality

We all flow from one fountain— Soul. All are expressions of one love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Muir on connection, interconnection, universe, reality, and relationship

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Jeni Couzyn on bodies, words, language, touch, and connection

The way towards each other is through our bodies.
Words are the longest distance you can travel
so complex and hazardous you
lose your direction.

Jeni Couzyn

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 49 The Way Towards Each Other

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Anne Lamott on writing, writers, alone, loneliness, isolation, connection, and life

Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life; they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It's like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can't stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.

Anne Lamott

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by David Abram on senses, environment, animals, ravens, connection, earth, and perception

The senses are complementary powers evolved in complex interdependence with one another. Each sense is a unique modality of this body’s existence, yet in the activity of perception these divergent modalities necessarily intercommunicate and overlap. It is thus that a raven soaring in the distance is not, for me, a mere visual image; as I follow it with my eyes, I inevitably feel the stretch and flex of its wings with my own muscles, and its sudden swoop toward the nearby trees is a visceral as well as a visual experience for me. The raven’s loud, guttural cry, as it swerves overhead, is not circumscribed within a strictly audible field – it echoes through the visible, immediately animating the visible landscape with the reckless style or mood proper to that jet black shape. My various senses, diverging as they do from a single, coherent body, coherently converge, as well, in the perceived thing, just as the separate perspectives of my two eyes converge upon the raven and convene there into a single focus. My senses connect up with each other in the things I perceive, or rather each perceived thing gathers my senses together in a coherent manner and it is this that enables me to experience the thing itself as a center of forces, as another nexus of experience, as an Other.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 56

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