Our Bodies, our Souls

“If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.” – Walt Whitman

“I stand in awe of my body.” – Henry David Thoreau

Bodies have been the center of so much colonization, particularly at the hands of religion and those claiming spiritual authority. After generations of a divide and conquer mentality, how can we reclaim the inextricably of our souls from our bodies, and what radical repercussions will that have not only for institutionalized (and internalized!) sexism and racism, but also for the environmental movement and our own self esteem? We’re talking horizontal transcendence, the joy of embodiment, and what it might mean to actually live an incarnate life.

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