(trænsˈpɜr sə nl)
1. extending beyond or transcending the personal.
My hand is stiff and clammy from gripping the phone. I take a deep breath & I wonder, ‘what is like to be her?’
2. being or involving an altered state of consciousness.
That afternoon, sitting on the front step beside an empty tab of Panadeine Forte & the dregs of a beer I feel the gut punch of her rage, loneliness, & fear. From miles & years away I hear her voice, quiet and calm like I have never known her to be: I do the best I can Rowy. That’s all I can do.
transpersonal. (2010). Random House Kernerman Webster’s College dictionary. Retrieved from https://www.thefreedictionary.com/transpersonal