Friday, February 23, 2007

One of the most interesting things about the hands is their connection with meditation or prayer. Our hands are far more deeply connected to the human psyche than we can imagine. There are three images I want to share. The first is of a cave painting of human hands from Patagonia. The second is Albrecht Dürer's classic portrait of hands in prayer and the third is of hands in the classic zazen meditation position.

We have always known the intimate relationship between the hands, our creative power, and the shaping of spiritual and physical reality. But we do a pretty fair job of ignoring the hands in modern education. Because we ignore the hands, we get dumber by the minute.

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