I want to learn how to become more human. I'm done fighting the messiness and complexity of being human, with all the contradictions and shadows as something to be resisted and eradicated, and am seeking instead to accept it and work with its energy as part of the counterstroke that fuels creation. What if we could live as human beings that understood we are deeply and inextricably intertwined with each other and all reality? What if we could live a creative life conscious that our choices have ripple effects in this world that can act to advance this world or destroy it? What if we could live from the wholeness that understand there is no such thing as "I", only "we"...and we have a critical part to play in this great story of evolution? One of my favorite mystics, Teilhard de Chardin, calls this becoming “ultra-human”. Amidst single motherhood, breakdowns on the kitchen floor, love, heartbreak, joy and wonder…this is my small piece of our shared
...journey of becoming.
Brie Stoner is a musician, writer, student, and 2015 alumna of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School for Action and Contemplation. Her music, which has been featured in national and international television broadcasting, includes the production and composition of the soundtracks for the NOOMA film series with Rob Bell. Brie has published blogs for The Omega Center, The Contemplative Society, and Northeast Wisdom websites, and contributed to an anthology edited by Ilia Delio, OSF: Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau. Brie has served as content curator and podcast host for Ilia Delio's online forum, The Omega Center, research assistant to Cynthia Bourgeault, and currently serves as a consultant to the Center for Action and Contemplation.