Things must be approached through sensitivity rather than understanding.
An intelligence that cannot see beyond itself will always hold me back. This is why the heart is the true centre – not the belly nor the head. The head contains all I know and all I can conceive – imagine. The belly contains my physical centre – my energy. But the heart contains all there is – it is my only true inlet into reality.
Sacrum and sternum are intimately connected. When the sacrum is in and driving down through the legs then the sternum naturally lifts and projects forward issuing a stream of connecting energy from the heart : the rooted sacrum allows the Heart to lift and be free. Thrusting the chest forward is not right, and neither is tucking the bum in.
Second thoughts drive a wedge between impulse (spirit) and action, opening up a rift impossible to bridge with honest energy. This is the terrible violence of the fearful : 'better safe than sorry.' It reveals rationale to be nothing more than sentimentality : an immature wallowing in safety – a cry for mother.
The only thing I care about is the expression of man's basic emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, destiny.
Doing should not interrupt being. Being is a matter of relaxing into body, space, time, connexion and relationship. Doing should be likewise. Or, to be more specific, the stimulus for action should be release rather than tension. To constantly release I must feel the supporting hands of God propping me up. This is why people believed in God : because it helped them be and do. Any other way is an arrogance.
grey through other
kinds of knowing
to divine still
to understate mind
We tend to assume that viewing things rationally is not only the best but the only way. Yet remember those interminable lessons in school, sedentary on hard surfaces, being beaten into reasonable and considerate – thinking – beings. What a violence! Far better to have been shown passion and fire, energy and spirit.
The most important thing any teacher has to learn, not to be learned in any school of education I ever heard of, can be expressed in seven words: Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.