Your NameAnu Veijalainen
Cohort AssignmentEurope Summer-Fall 2023, Cohort 1
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

Deeper growth and transformation of myself through different engagements: for example, being a mother to a 3 and a 5-year-old, learning about regeneration in theory as an academic researcher and expanding my understanding of the practice here, contemplative practice.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

Strengthening presence and connectedness to the heart.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

Remembering and choosing it more often.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

Growing courage through self-love, body intelligence, and taking action more readily.

5. And for professional growth?

Understanding regeneration better in practice.

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

Self-reflection, expressing my ideas to others, following what feels right.

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Ecology, ecopsychology, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings.

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

Not clearly; a mix of seeing from the biological and (theravada) buddhist perspectives that evolution (of the universe and earth) is unfolding and things are just as they should be, that it's come to a point where the human unfolding is increasingly restricting the general unfolding on this planet, that this is tragic but not "wrong", and that humans have a wider spectrum available than what is being seen today (though moments when I'm truly living this are still rare, but they've started being there).

Date CreatedAugust 27, 2023