As someone who has proudly focused on using her brain for ~40 years, I’m slowly coming around to the idea that it is not quite enough.

The culture I grew up in is so hyper-focused on the brain that it completely neglects connection with the body. The body needs to stay healthy so the brain can work. It is not seen as an equal partner in creation.

Our bodies are not here to just house the brain. They have an energy and needs of their own. And they require for us to be in relationship with it, to listen, to care and to nurture.

It is this connection with my body that seems like the next area of exploration.

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