Who you are is where you are

I have written several times about this subject. The point is that we are substantially and culturally blind to the primordial influence of the places at the core of our being.

We are always somewhere, no matter how many distractions, addictions, vices, beliefs, or walls separate and imprison us, distracting us from this native relationship. We are essentially systemic beings, being symbiotic co-creators of places, in their diversity and uniqueness. We are observers and active participants of this mystical poetry of sounds, smells, colors, textures, temperatures, and multidimensional sensations that always involve us from birth until we die.

We create ourselves by re-creating and regenerating our places. We grow. We become more present and connected. We wake up to the immanent sacredness of reality.

How can we create ourselves within a cultural vision of the systematic destruction of nature?
How do we balance our anxieties, fears, and sadness in the face of the constant illusion of individual loneliness?

Let us change our perception, lift the veil, become courageously and responsibly present.

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[Disclaimer: all these words and weaved concepts are birthed through my lived, biased, and always limited perception of things, not supposing to bring any absolute truth.]

By Sofia Batalha
Mammal, author, woman-mother, question weaver and dismantling global-colonial-technological-capitalism one day at a time. Awkward prose-poet with no grammatical knowledge. Pilgrim through inner and outer landscapes, remembering ancient earth practices, in radical presence, active listening, ecopsychology, art, ecstasy, and writing. Author of seven books, editor of the free online magazine, Wind and Water, Re-member the Bones Podcast, and Beyond the Sea Conversations — all in Portuguese.
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Sofia Batalha

Sofia Batalha

Journeying 🌿 between inner and outer landscapes, remembering ancient earth practices, radical presence, active listening, ecopsychology, art and writing.