I think ‘big brother’ wants to keep us overly occupied (high maintenance live’s) and distracted (facebook, tv, cell phones, et. all) so we can’t accomplish the remarkable and enjoy the incredible. (more thoughts on this likely to come)
Translated to our organs, the energy is top-down: from the head to the heart to the guts. That is exactly the wrong way around. Have you ever watched a flower, plant or tree grow upside down? Think also about the route our food takes: we digest it in our bowels, it is then transported to the heart, which pumps the blood around, and only then does it reach the head. Isn’t it interesting to observe that our body does not give priority to our head and the extremities when it comes to the transportation of blood, but instead gives priority to the vital organs in our abdominal and chest cavities? If our bodies follow that order then why don’t we? Instead, we’re stuck in thought and are unable to develop feelings about our experiences, let alone digest them.
Being inside our heads is disease number one in the western world. No wonder there’s so much depression, heart disease and bowel complaints! You can free yourself from this today by deciding to make changes in your life. The closer you are to nature, the closer you are to your own nature. Disease is a reminder that you are too far removed from nature. This is the true meaning of disease.”
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter
Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,
Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
By Wallace Stevens
… I t&f to truly ‘know’ this poem one must embrace the cold and sound of winter that will not come by sofa, screen, blanket, or even book but by the engaged breath, pulsing heart, and rhytmic muscle between earth and sky alone.
It is a arbitrary date..every day is a beginning. If Jan 1st empowers you then embrace this..it is the beginning that is important. I advocate for cultivating a magnanimous vision yet moved towards via healthy reasonable goals (resolutions are kind of ugh in my book). ‘How you do anything is how you do everything’ -Zen