Desire for spirit. Do we have one? Is it really a desire? And if so, why lump it together with desires for such material, physical things like food or sex? Are they at all comparable?
Although this piece was hard for me to follow at times, I read through. I am at a weird place between getting a rotten cancer diagnosis but still healthy enough to do something with my life before it's too late. I find I am deeply unhappy with my spiritual tradition as it is. You've given me something to think about. I am glad your concert went so well.
The body knows all and tells all if we listen. For me, as for others, coping with illness led to a change in thinking not only about illness but also about the body and the truths it holds for us. Thank you for shining a light on what more of us need to think about. Jennie
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Kimerer L. LaMothe, Ph.D., has taught at Brown and Harvard universities. She is the author of What a Body Knows: Finding Wisdom in Desire and Family Planting.
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