The weekly photo challenge this week is “Treasure”.
I have been collecting sea glass from our cold icy beaches – when it is not too windy to walk on them (one of my grand-daughters is going to make jewellery). Treasure indeed.
And, more frequently ignored treasure: This week I have been spending time recollecting, or indeed re-collecting, riches before unknown … yet invaluable …
This is a quote from my favourite scientist Michael Faraday, talking of the need for self-awareness, though that was not his word for it – he said internal knowledge, a feeling of deficit, mental education…
With encouragement from valued friends I got up the nerve to give a “talk” at the library on Emotional Education – because, following Faraday over 150 years later, from psychoanalysis to neuroscience, quite a lot of emotion, emotional process and pattern, can be named and understood. And, in my view, this knowledge is far too good to be just for the ‘experts’. Everyone can use the bits they find useful. Hence – Emotional Education. [I used to be an academic educator - a rather wordy paper can be found here.]
Or, like Faraday, find internal knowledge, through awareness, with criticism or feedback from reality. I wrote about some of it here on my other blog. And, I have just had a great time with some great people who came out through cold and snow to join in and get curious. We are going to meet up some more times.
Treasure – there for those who look.