In his introduction, Danis Bois reviewed the various forms of love, before turning to the theme of the week “inner love” seen from a phenomenological perspective and in line with Michel Henry’s notion of ‘auto-affection’ (also called self-affection), enriched by the inner movement.
A life loving force, a loving force that manifests within the fundamental intimacy of the Self with itself at the heart of living matter.Danis Bois
Having been guided into the meditation through listening, observing and feeling, Danis Bois emphasized our need to be together in our search for our Self and took us on an inner journey towards finding the love that dwells within, the love with no name that makes us ‘feel alive’ in a different way and adds an extra bit of soul to our existence.
The meditation explored our capacity to turn inwards and be touched by ourselves, by the experiences of our inner world – regardless of external factors, by Life: inner movement, engaging our heart, experiencing the warmth conveyed by life that leads to feelings of aliveness, love for ourself, self-affection.
Feeling that I feel is already a way to self-affect
Life feels itself, experiences itself
In other words, the loving force of the movement is a gentle gift of life for those who experience it. And it emerges in the form of an “intimate impression of an inner love” that is at the source of all other forms of love and is unaffected by the conditions that humans surround them with.Danis Bois
Danis Bois, Doctor of Education, has been meditating for over 40 years and is co-author of the book “La méditation pleine présence, les 7 voies d’accès à la chaleur humaine” published by Eyrolles. Danis Bois leads a weekly meditation open to all those interested in meditation, with the general theme this quarter being “learn to mediate together”