“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 [3,4]. 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 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.” Contact us if you're interested.
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