The Knowing Body & Knowing through the Body

“The body presents a very different way of knowing the world and of being in it.

To be embodied, to be in the body, is to be in connection with everything.

When we begin to inhabit the body as our primary way of sensing, feeling and knowing the world, when our thought operates as no more than a handmaiden of that somatic way of being,

then we find that we as human beings are in a state of intimate relationship and connection with all that is.

To be in the body is to know our sense  perceptions as opening out into a sacred world. To be in the body is to feel our connectedness with other people as subjects. It is to know the natural world, the earth and the ocean, the rivers and mountains as our relatives, others with whom we are in relation.”


Reginald Ray