Category Imaginal

Hello Friends in Quarantine Land

   After talking with Pamela over the weekend, I thought it was worth registering a reaction I’ve had, as my two-person-four-cat household worked to grasp the new hygiene and limited grocery access that suddenly defined our lives.  Because we are…

The Midnight Encounter of Aatish Taseer

                Aatish Taseer is a gifted travel writer.  My encounter with his work came in the form of a May 15, 2019 article in the New York Times Magazine, entitled “In Search of Ancient Morocco”.  The article is an evocative…

Staying with the AWE

I had no idea Marina would be doing a post on Deep Space and Awe, so this is an aha moment of synchronicity.   Scientists created this photo by taking a considerable risk of discovering nothing, yet they persevered into…

The Gift of Awe

I came across some writings of Rabbi Heschel in his book, I Asked For Wonder. In it he says, “What we cannot comprehend by analysis, we become aware of in Awe”. And later, “Forfeit your sense of awe, let your…

Encountering Other is Intimate

This video is from Natasha Meyers, from her website Natasha is our scout out ahead teaching all of us how to be in an encounter with our ecologies that surround us. In the later half of the video, Natasha…

Encountering Another

In this short video, Dr. Stephan Harding, Resident Ecologist at Schumacher College, discusses what it means to experience reality from a perspective outside of habitual awareness. This is a beautiful description of the kind of experience that is possible with…