Week 3 Reflection of Diane

This week with the Pine folk sharing of stories and dreams, I was touched by the courage and resilience of each member of our “Pine community”.

This week I found Valarie Kaur’s book See No Stranger, and a line resonated with me, “To be at home in my body and in the world.” It felt so grounded.

3 thoughts on “Week 3 Reflection of Diane

  1. wow! i needed to hear that…”to be at home in my body and in the world.” what would that look like? what would that feel like in our guts? for so long, many of us have been taught that our bodies are bad and places of sin … we are told that our actions are wrong and abominable. how do we get rid of all that crappy stuff so we can be at home with our bodies? perhaps the first move is recognizing the unhealthy rhetoric that we’ve received.

    our resilience ripples onto each other. looking forward to our continued journey together with the mighty pines 🙂

  2. I love the quote to “be at home” in our bodies and in the world. My home is my sanctuary. Yet, I grew up thinking that my body was never just right…between Catholic sexual mis-teaching (women are deformed men), my childhood Barbie doll, and the ongoing advertising media which portrays an image of beautiful women who look nothing like me, I have never felt “at home” in my body. I am going to keep this in mind as I age and try to celebrate the changes which I see in the mirror!

  3. “to be at home in our bodies and the world” – a deeply incarnational vision. Perhaps an invitation in these pandemic days when so many of have not been able to receive the Body of Christ in Eucharistic celebration is to come to recognize more deeply our own bodies as sites of holiness and goodness?

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