Embodied Discourse Is More Than Just A Class Essay

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As I signed up for a class called “Embodied Discourse” I had no idea what to expect; the only information I knew was that I was about to take a Goal 1 course. If someone asked me on week one or even two what “embodied discourse” meant in terms of this course, I believe my response would be something along the lines of: “I don’t know, but we do yoga every day!” As the course progressed, if someone asked that same question, my response transformed more to: “It’s about integrating your mind and body into writing,” but I always remembered to mention we did yoga every time we met as a class. It has taken me awhile to realize that embodied discourse is more than just a class I’m taking to help me incorporate my mind and body together into writing. Much of the content we have discussed has been eye-opening to me, regardless the topic, whether it was a discussion, listening to an interview, or digging deeper into my thoughts through meaning making journals. By living our lives in ways that de-center the ego and create a sense of integration, we free ourselves from the “default” mode of being that David Foster Wallace articulates in his Kenyon Commencement Address. Wallace describes this default mode as “the automatic, unconscious way that I experience the boring, frustrating, crowded parts of adult life when I 'm operating on the automatic, unconscious belief that I am the center of the world and that my immediate needs and feelings are what should determine the world 's…

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