it’s tough to follow up on a post that outlines all the answers in life.
But like, if you can find any answer that doesn’t boil down to the breath of life and death, please enlighten me with your question. i’m extremely interested.
but beyond that. or within that…within the B-R-E-A-T-H we’ve got it all: be, eat, art, earth, heart, beat.
these are the PRACTICES of moving through our days and nights.
what makes us tick?
what grounding practices bring us closer to earth? …closer to self?
what satiates hunger?
what makes your heart beat faster?
what calms your racing heart?
what harmonizes the inevitable ebb and flow?
I suggest starting with the cliché as one’s jump-off. Tried and true cultural proverbs accelerate the learning curve when applied to the lesson. In this case:
“Practice makes perfect.”
Practicing the art of the breath. The art of food. The art of dance. The art of matters of the heart. The art of being a part of a community here on earth. The art of art – of creation and destruction…of inspiration and expiration. And still we are not beyond the breath…but knee deep in a practice of life and living.
My art is interacting with people. It’s magic. It’s more than magic. It’s inspiration plus practice.
Whether it be from behind the bar of your favorite substance, or in every day conversation, or in the throes of a ritual. These are the practices that take up my days and nights. They pay my bills. Feed my face. Make my heart skip a beat. Inspire me to keep doing what I do until I finally expire.
What are your practices? (Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Annual?)
If “power increases with sensory attention,” what do you do to increase the power in your practices? What practices do you do to which you give too much or not enough power?