A Quote by Maurice Merleau-Ponty on sensing, awareness, embodiment, and perception

Our own body is in the world as the heart is in the organism: it keeps the visible spectacle constantly alive, it breathes life into it and sustains it inwardly, and with it forms a system.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Source: Phenomenology of Perception

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A Quote by Mary Summer Rain on womans prophecy, sensing, seeing, opening, and beyond

Yet there are those who wonder.  There are those who have gentle stirrings.  And there are those who have stepped upon the beautiful threshold of awareness - all on the verge of perceiving that which there is to see.  To these ones, I say, open  your exquisite senses.  Look with fine clarity into that which is beyond and beneath, within and without.  In these coming critical times, listen to and heed the directives of your spirits that retain the high wisdom you are just now perceiving.

Mary Summer Rain

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A Quote by David Abram on nature, sensing, and being

Let's sit down here… on the open prairie, where we can't see a highway or a fence.  Let's have no blankets to sit on, but feel the ground with our bodies, the earth, the yielding shrubs.  Let's have the grass for a mattress, experiencing its sharpness and its softness.  Let us become like stones, plants, and trees.  Let us be animals, think and feel like animals.  Listen to the air.  You can hear it, feel it, smell it, taste it.  Woniya wakan -- the holy air -- which renews all by its breath.  Woniya, woniya wakan-- spirit, life, breath, renewal -- it means all that.  Woniya -- we sit together, don't touch, but something is there; we feel it between us, as a presence.  A good way to start thinking about nature, talk about it.  Rather talk to it, talk to the rivers, to the lakes, to the winds as to our relatives.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 225

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