"The word perceive and the word receive have the same Latin root, percipere, which means “to understand,” from per, which means “entirely,” and capere, which means “to take.” To perceive, then, means “to take things in entirely, completely, in a way that covers us with understanding.”"
-Drinking from the river of light: a life of expression
"“What does courage mean?” in Spanish is “Qué quiere decir el valor?” This literally translates as “What does courage want to say?” The difference inherent in the Spanish view is that whatever holds meaning is alive and has its own vital authority and, therefore, demands us to be in relationship to it in order to learn its meaning."
- Drinking from the river of light: a life of expression
navel (belly button)
a rounded knotty depression in the centre of a person's belly caused by the detachment of the umbilical cord after birth; the umbilicus.
the central point of a place; the central point : MIDDLE
navel a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
Navel (Gun) An eye on the under side of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.
- Old English nafela, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch navel and German Nabel, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin umbo ‘boss of a shield’, umbilicus ‘navel’, and Greek omphalos ‘boss, navel’.
the long, tube-like structure that connects a baby that has not yet been born to its mother's placenta (= the organ that provides it with food and oxygen)
a flexible cordlike structure containing blood vessels and attaching a human or other mammalian fetus to the placenta during gestation.
a flexible cable, pipe, or other line carrying essential services or supplies; a tethering or supply line (as for an astronaut outside a spacecraft or a diver underwater); any electrical, fuel, or other cable or connection for servicing, operating, or testing equipment, as in a rocket or missile, that is disconnected from the equipment at completion; any flexible cord, tube, or cable used to transfer information, power, oxygen, etc, as between an astronaut walking in space and his or her spacecraft or a deep-sea diver and his or her craft
a necessary, supportive, or nurturing link or connection
- related to Greek omphalos, also to navel.
noun: womb; plural noun: wombs
the organ in the lower body of a woman or female mammal where offspring are conceived and in which they gestate before birth; the uterus.
A place where something is generated; any place or part that holds, envelops, generates, etc.
Cavity or space that resembles a womb in containing and enveloping
a hollow space enclosing something, esp when dark, warm, or sheltering; the interior of anything
- Old English wamb; related to Old Norse vomb, Gothic wamba, Middle Low German wamme, Swedish våmm
The anticipation and impatient excitement for a visit that makes you look out the window countless times in hope of seeing your guest arrive.
“English verb “to dwell” means both “to inhabit” and also “to think” or “to meditate on”: thinking is an abiding dwelling in reality, a being at home within [thinking as dwelling, being at home as dwelling, body is conjoint of place(physical)-space(metaphorical) of dwelling] and a familiarity with the great questions in a continually renewed attempt to engage these questions in a responsive way in our sphere of thinking and in the places that are opened by it.” (494).
- Zaborowski, Holger. "Towards a phenomenology of dwelling." COMMUNIO-SPOKANE THEN WASHINGTON- 32, no. 3 (2005): 492.