Reconnecting with our bodies and the living world

I awoke the other morning to find my eyes focusing on something resting on the floor that resembled the head of a smiling chimpanzee.  The sleeve of a large patterned cardigan had slipped from the chair onto the floor and the pattern and folds had created this chimpanzee face.  Gradually, the message seemed to be that the primate part of our make-up is triumphing and that we are living in our heads.

Think of the film Avatar : we are living like a parasite on this planet. We have thought ourselves superior to all other life and taken ourselves off the evolutionary path. We have stopped evolving.  But we can put ourselves back on that path.  There is a very good article in Positive News by Lucy Purdy called Rewilding human nature.  Here is the link:

https://www.positive.news/2016/environment/20749/rewilding-human-nature/

 

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