A garden in the mind

Inside of man’s mind there is a garden of creative output. And in this creative center, there is what is called “emergence.” There is incubation. There is blossoming. All of these are aspects of the cycle of nature.

But they are rooted in emergence. For emergence is the nature of grace. The Ancient Greek word for grace is: charis. The words that relate to charis are:


Deriving from Harith, Haris means “the great lion” and “he who digs the earth”, “plowman” or “cultivator”. In Arabic, Haris means “guardian angel” and in Greek, Haris means “grace” and “kindness” (from Charis or Chares).



Carissa (Greek: Καρισσα, also transliterated as Charissa or Karissa) is a feminine given name of Greek origin derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning “grace.” It can also be translated as “beloved.” Coined by English poet Edmund Spenser in his epic poem “The Faerie Queene” (1590).

And, alongside the Ancient Greek, you have the Sanskrit:

The name Chakrasana comes from the Sanskrit words चक्र chakra, “wheel”, and आसन āsana, “posture” or “seat”.

It is in the seat of a dynamic aligned posture that the graceful tiller of all worthwhile soils, and all sane tasks, is to be found.

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