“This is a science class, and not a creative writing class.” It had been my report about a field trip to Fire Island, the professor referred to and scolded. I had written about nature as a feeling rather than an object of observation. My work wasn't valid. And therefore, to me, I wasn’t valid.
Dr. Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics at UC Berkeley encouraged us to revisit our traumas, so as to bring back what was lost of ourselves. I didn't know how, until yesterday.
Coincidentally, it was also yesterday that a link emailed to me by Dr. Alan Wallace,Santa Barbara Institute, led me to a presentation on correlations between two different parts of the brain when we shift between inner and the outer awareness [2,3]. Tangible evidence, and though we don't know where consciousness originates, that feelings from inside are valid observational tools.
I am looking forward to my next Spiritual Ecology Walk (Events) to get you more acquainted with how to connect to the natural world from within. I'm sure I can, because it’s only the limitations that we put upon ourselves as scientists, citizens, and naturalists that prevent us “from going where no one has gone before.”
 - Imagination and Knowledge
 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Italy Live Webcast Starts September 19-21, 2017
 - Two Distinct Neuronal Networks Mediate the Awareness of Environment and of Self