Saturday, 12 November 2011
Suddenly, My Body
In this powerful TEDWomen talk "Suddenly, my body" Eve Ensler, creator of The Vagina Monologues, poet, writer and activist talks about her life long disconnection from her body -- and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human. She quotes Philip Sheperd from his new book "New Self New World" -"If you are divided from your body you are also divided from the body of the world, which then appears to be other than you or seperate from you rather than the living continuem to which you belong".
She speaks about our relationship to ourselves and to the earth and suggests that we are all organs of this earth, and as such the earth’s problems are our diseases, and our diseases are manifestations of what is ill in the world. She invites each and everyone of us to realize that we are all “swimming” in this larger context, that our lives—not just hers, but all of ours—are all intertwined. Her story reminds us of our deep kinship with nature, of the emotional link between our bodies and the body we call Earth.