The word asana in Sanskrit means to sit.
To sit flexibly and in a lax manner.
Implied in it is the sense of flexibility and agility but total absolute focused rest.
Activity and passivity but no conflict.
Husbandry of ourselves and sane affection for each other and our creative and actual children
-Of the animals
-of the plants
-of the most evolved evolution of our understanding of ecology and the economics that ecosystems foster
Of our very keen gifts and our humility and our temperance, and above all, above all, above all
our collective humanity.
Such husbandry – attentive to the nature of plants and ecology and natural law and soul and soil and animals. Soul means animated. Spirited. Alive. Such husbandry can turn this planet around. Just by being clarified and concise and to the point. About what matters.
The correctly wired use of the word fantastic comes from the Ancient Greek. It means the empowered man, woman and creative child. It is eminently practical, dynamic and sanely humanistic.
Many things are given by just sitting still inwardly.
That’s the irony
Take away the “re”
And you have sistance
That means to sit. To to sit still and appreciate the wonder of nature.
Then you can penetrate the mind of the mind, the nature of nature, the evolution of evolution.
Just to sit still and settle down and clarify what we actually know.
About human relationships
About Nikola Tesla and photosynthesis and biophysics and biochemistry.
And wise management.
Holistic activity at every level of being
And when, we pause and enter such a state, not a relaxed state – not getting stressed and then relaxing but actually living what yoga is and being attentive to the original meaning of that word – Union. Not re-Union. Not dislocated and disconnected and reborn and resurrected with countless meaningless insurrections and mad movements to rebirth and rehash ignorance and complacency.
Union means surrection, gentle upheaval. You never get punched by a tree. Nature is constant upheaval. Drop an egg on the floor and ants come to feast. Nature is not chaotic. It is distinctly and distinguishedly ordered and august.
August means impressive. And when you are quiet enough inside – not rushing around being busy and preoccupied but quiet and still and you see the specter of it, it is august, it is splendid, it is impressive. But not in an alarming way. In a very natural and beautiful and elegant way.
And all you have to do to learn this – the only thing you have to do is tend a garden.
And tend the garden in your mind.
And then you outgrow teachers, you become your own teacher. But you seek out the best until you can be that person. And you remain humble and you tend but don’t overwhelm or overturn or overturn, those you tend, yourself included.
Then you won’t need a doctor. You become your own doctor. You eat healthy food. You honor the animals. You build pig farms where the pigs live joyous lives and die happy.
And you start there and you do it on every pig farm and you apply that kind of heart to your thinking across the board. And not rethinking but thinking everything through. Generatively. Embracing newness. You invest in Newables.
Technology that is not corrosive. That is naturally corrosive. We can do it. We know enough about material science. And you apply that to the whole and you are willing to witness the wisdom in the American poet Carl Sandburg’s line:
“There is only one man in the world and his name is all men.”
Then you might be qualified to call yourself a thoroughly earnest, decent, light hearted, kind, trusting, wise human being.
And you would be an utter fool not to.
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