Metaphors and Directions

Today when we were aware of the Embrace of the Earth, I realised that I perceived it as being mainly around the planet and above me.

When I identify as a wider Embrace though, I am everything that is inside me. I’m not a shell around my parts; I am them.

After this thought had passed my mind; I felt the Embrace of Planet Earth all around me and in me.

The concept of an “embrace” makes it easy to think of a Wider Embraces as something surrounding its parts. It’s not. There are no directions.

It’s hard to find words and metaphors that are perfect pointers.
Words and metaphors influence our experience very much.

2018-12-26 by Stina Deurell
Wednesday Evenings Online
Tags: Direction, Metaphor