To address the great challenges facing humanity, humans need to feel united as inhabitants of the Earth, to feel that their future is tied to the future of all living beings, and that the universe contains all levels and all relationships that encompass its parts. To achieve this requires widening knowledge of the interconnection and interdependence that govern the world on all scales, accessing an individual and collective understanding that impacts not only the rational dimension but also the emotional and embodied dimensions. This article addresses the theme of embodied knowledge and awareness/consciousness as a key for individuals and the human community to develop the sensory and emotional perception of being part of a greater whole, of relationship as an ontological condition, and of interconnectedness and interdependence as the basis of life and the universe. Embodied knowledge is capable of nourishing aspiration and being nourished by it. Aspiration is needed to guide and to sustain action, and at a point in history like the current time, it is necessary for humanity to feel “in the flesh” that it is in relationship with and a part of a greater whole, to become a peaceful, equitable, sustainable community, in harmony with the Earth.

Embodied knowledge and communities of knowledge to cohabit the Earth

Colonna, Angela
2024-01-01

Abstract

To address the great challenges facing humanity, humans need to feel united as inhabitants of the Earth, to feel that their future is tied to the future of all living beings, and that the universe contains all levels and all relationships that encompass its parts. To achieve this requires widening knowledge of the interconnection and interdependence that govern the world on all scales, accessing an individual and collective understanding that impacts not only the rational dimension but also the emotional and embodied dimensions. This article addresses the theme of embodied knowledge and awareness/consciousness as a key for individuals and the human community to develop the sensory and emotional perception of being part of a greater whole, of relationship as an ontological condition, and of interconnectedness and interdependence as the basis of life and the universe. Embodied knowledge is capable of nourishing aspiration and being nourished by it. Aspiration is needed to guide and to sustain action, and at a point in history like the current time, it is necessary for humanity to feel “in the flesh” that it is in relationship with and a part of a greater whole, to become a peaceful, equitable, sustainable community, in harmony with the Earth.
2024
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