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Attending to the intersection of perception and creativity.

Complexity cannot be reduced to any given certainty.

Colleagues have had this to say:

“Antonio’s extraordinary flow of writing both challenges

and comforts me. …I’ve caught myself engaging in…

tense, drowning thinking and reminding myself to relax

into a more floating way of being with life’s challenges.

…reading his material is a good practice

in holding that distinction.”

“His post…, Planing, Superimposition, & Palimpsest

is another… I’ve felt very moved by.

There is a density to his writing….

Read Antonio impatiently, read it like prose,

and his style and content can feel frustrating,

like being caught in weeds or nettles.

Read it like poetry and instead, I feel more

I am held with love by the ideas he expresses.”

Johnnie Moore’s Blog, A deeper appreciation of Antonio Dias

…you’ve focused on how even promising responses to

our converging predicaments become mired in

the internalized power/coercion dynamics

which produced them in the first place.

Christian Ford

Orwell said,

‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.’

…seeing requires patience and a willingness to question oneself

as well as the other. …to say it as you see it,

…finding language both poetic and precise

enough to do the insight justice.

I think of you as …one who works

…diligently in both struggles….

Johnnie Moore

…blessed to live on a small island…,

perfecting a craft, influenced by nature,

living one tide at a time.

David Malchman

You endeavour to stay present, to persist, and stumble,

and persist some more,

and never sell your insights short,

and persist still where most would give up;

because there is always another fold in an idea…

…you are willing to go the distance to unfold,

winding this way and that

as the sea and the wind do.

Catherine Lupton

i have found in your writing an exploration of

the edges of ‘everyday’ thoughts and ideas…

an extraordinary ability to ‘come back’ with a description

that showed me how there are multiple ways of seeing….

…which has more than once been a matter of resolving

my own feeling of being stuck….

Jeppe Dyrendom Graugaard

What you are is a teacher.

Dian Hamilton

Learning is central:

Sharing our gifts,

Working together,

Teaching and learning in reciprocity.

Entering into shared Inquiry,

Maintaining these practices as a way of life.

“We don’t require professions.

We require practices.

We don’t need to develop philosophies

We need to find ways to live with purpose and meaning.

We don’t need to fight what exists.

We need to discover ways of being that bring us fulfillment

and wean us off our dependency on destruction.

Communion with the Sacred

Let’s work together to build practices,

strengthen dialogue,

and discover and develop community.

Let me know how we might work together.

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