Good morning! Today we’re bringing you a podcast from Emergence Magazine, a project developed by The Kalliopeia Foundation – dedicated to supporting and exploring work around ecology, spirituality, and culture. Enjoy this discussion with David Abram, cultural ecologist and philosopher, as he discusses magic, perception, language, and our connection to the wider ecosystems around us.
Remember our first Mindful Monday post about forest bathing and the benefits of paying attention to our senses? Abrams digs into how our sensory perception opens up new worlds of experience and forms of connection with ourselves and our more-than-human kin.
An excerpt from the conversation:
“And I think the biggest puzzle, the biggest koan of our era, is how to short circuit that scapegoating impulse, because we’re living at a moment when things are going to be getting worse and becoming more difficult, and then becoming even more difficult.
It seems to me that falling in love outward with the more-than-human earth is the deepest medicine for this, because if there’s anything that the local earth wherever you live teaches, it’s the need for diversity, the need for the whole, weird multiplicity of shapes of life and styles of sentience—all of them shaped so differently from you and from one another—to be interacting with one another in order for the land to be strong, to be healthy, to be resilient.” – The Ecology of Perception, David Abram
Find the podcast here: https://emergencemagazine.org/story/the-ecology-of-perception/
Take a deep morning breath, and enjoy.
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