Monday, 14 May 2018

Wise Words: A Minded World

This is a minded world, where the spiritual world is only just contained in the actual world, the symbolic world is splitting at the seams to get out, bursting the confines of the real.

(Jay Griffiths, Wild: An Elemental Journey, Penguin: London, 2006, p. 151)


… many indigenous peoples construe awareness, or “mind,” not as a power that resides inside their heads, but rather as a quality that they themselves are inside of, along with the other animals and plants, the mountains and the clouds.

(David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World, Vintage Books: New York, 1996, p. 227)


[Mind] is not a noun, not something that exists somewhere inside us. It is verb: something that occurs through our interactions with the world around us, a weave of immersion. 

(David Hinton, Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape, Shambhala: Boston, 2012, p. 57) 


  1. that second quote---yes. yes. that makes so much sense to me.

    1. If you haven't read David Abram, I highly recommend his two books. Absolutely mind-blowing!


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