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INSIDE OUT: RECIPROCITY
One must regenerate to generate.
Employing reciprocity between ourselves and the world can be a challenge.
Some people meditate to maintain daily equilibrium between a fast and furious life and the soul. Others keep going at a slower pace, allowing for a more seamless relationship between life’s responsibilities and the inner sanctuary. And there is the Full Speed Ahead versus Up On Blocks practice where one operates a packed calendar, then must STOP, refuel, and return to high speed living. The last one is "Me!"
Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and citizen of the Potawatomi Nation, tunes inward through lenses that shed light on the connection between personal energy and all beings in nature.
She believes that Attention is that doorway to gratitude, the doorway to wonder, the doorway to reciprocity.
Robin’s books and interview with Krista Tippett illustrate beautifully how nature teaches us about everything from cultural practices to color mixing on the palette.
From Robin and Krista’s interview:
I wanted to know why asters and goldenrod looked so beautiful together. These are amazing displays of this bright, chrome yellow and deep purple of New England aster, and they look so stunning together . . . As it turns out there is a very good biophysical explanation for why those plants grow together, so it’s a matter of aesthetics and it’s a matter of ecology . . .
The way to initially access the abstract realm of artistic expression is through sensory experience as opposed to structural composition. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s findings both as a scientist and as a member of a Native American nation, correlate with the practice of making abstract art!
Robin Wall Kimmerer’s interview with Krista Tippett is in the RESOURCE LIBRARY below.
Med Monthly, February 2012, Integrating Intuition and Logic: Marianne Mitchell teaches medical students how to be more in tune with their patients by integrating logical and intuitive thought - Leigh Ann Simpson