What does living an embodied life mean to you? What are the threads that weave together your understanding of yourself, your body, and your spiritual journey? How does the tension of being a body and having a body manifest in your life? I know everyone has a powerful story to share, and I also believe that when we each summon up the courage to speak the truth of our personal experience, our communal grasp of the truth is enriched.
That is why I’d like to open up the Body and Being blog to guest posts. If you have a story to tell, let me know! Even if you are not comfortable or able at the moment to write down your own story or with sharing your name on the Internet, we can work out a way to make your story heard. Perhaps you could tell me your story in person or over the phone and I could write it into a larger post or as a stand-alone post, sharing only the details you are comfortable with sharing. But I also welcome those who would like to contribute posts written in their own words.
As you consider your own embodiment story, ponder the words shared by a woman in one of Parker Palmer’s circles of trust: “We believe that we will find shared truth by going up into big ideas. But it is only when we go down, drawing deep from the well of personal experience, that we tap into the living water that supplies all our lives.”
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at my personal email address if you’d like to share your story.
 Parker Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life (2004, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, p. 123-124).