Friday, September 19, 2008

Quotes from Merce Cunningham

Regarding Masculine/Feminine in Movement....

"Women have a kind of continuous quality which can go on for a long time. Men so often seems in spurts....up and down/out and in. Both are complimentary to each other."

"Making the dance with someone else remains fascinating because it's like something in nature. It's not artificial."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Full Lotus = Tetrahedron

Sitting in full lotus at the end of yoga practice today, I realized that in this posistion, the body's shape/energy event take on the form of a tetrahedron.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Insight from Mr. Sarcasm

In seeing the preoccupations of people, I feel a scarcity that is not there.

Insight Building Tensegrity Sphere

It doesn't matter where you go. If there is a set amount of sticks, you'll get there. It will connect itself.

The unforeseen issue will take care of itself in time.

Random Raindrops

Nature doesn't fail, doesn't cast blame, doesn't cast shame.

Nature also demands that we breathe.

A raindrop doesn't go into therapy, call a committee or debate  to figure out which direction to fall.

More was learned from the fall inward than by trying to be pure.

Our bodies are designed to be successful. Our minds are tools to discover ever-more principles to enhance this success and to advantage others.

Nature handles death.

Religions use it as a means of leverage.

The dead don't care about us in the ways that we think they do.

Gravity matters.






Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Politics

Politics get in the way of good ideas.

Monday, September 15, 2008

There Is Only Out and In!

Experiment done in HD by artist Dean Chamberlain 2004


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Dean Chamberlain.All rights reserved

Geodesic Aggravation

I work on the weekends selling raw/live dairy at local farmer's markets. As I leave the Hollywood Farmer's Market on Sunday, I proceed south on Ivar toward Sunset Blvd. Once I reach the intersection, I find myself looking to my left to take in the Cinerama Dome, usually in amazement, and see if any new insights come.

Yesterday, the routine was no different. The insight was a surprise. There was this quick aggravation. The dome is currently surrounded by square buildings. Where was this aggravation coming from? I quickly stripped the square buildings away in my imagination to see the Dome that I remembered before the recent building expansion surrounded it. It was just a dome surrounded by a parking lot. It looked strange and annoying in it's simplicity. But once I was inside, I felt so good.

That was a wow! The aggravation was that it broke my known frame of squares, buildings, movie theatres and cubes that I was so used to. Because of this, in some subtle way, I hated it. Once inside, this changed as I felt the building and the space surrounding me. It was as if for the first time I was in a building that not only could breathe, but that invited me to breathe along with it. Aura's do not like square spaces as aura's themselves are not square. My feeling is that the shape of depression is square. For the first time, I was consciously aware of a building's outside and inside.....and being a part of both.

*The next entry was read the evening after the above was posted (9/16)

From "Cosmic Fishing" by E.J. Applewhite

".....As you enter the house the first impression is the absence of the familiar four-square cubical framework of rectangular floors and straight walls. the effect is totally disorienting to our reflexive assumption that rooms should be shaped more or less like shoe boxes.......You cannot enter the house on South Forest without receiving a lesson on how we might organize our environment with spherical and hexagonal economies simply not available in a structure where all the rooms have to be cubes. the dome leads our eye in, out and around - not up and down like a box."

Friday, September 5, 2008

Uniqueness

Our relationships our unique. Our needs are unique. Our connections are unique. What we appreciate in each other is unique.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Wars of the World Are Fought In the Bedroom!

That's it. That's the start of it. The shot across the bow. The images now come fast and furious. Seeing a woman's eye's and body lit as she shakes the hands of a priest after mass, her husband standing by. When does she direct this energy towards her husband? I am uncomfortable in the presence of men talking about woman. I am uncomfortable seeing a group of woman together for the same reason.

Last Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to speak with an attorney who represented Osho Bagwan Rajneesh in the 1980's. I asked him what was his take was on the events that had led to his downfall and the demise of the Oregon commune.

"All Osho wanted to do was meditate. He did not like having men run things for him as they were always in competition. So he had women in positions of power. What happened was that they became totalitarian under the guise of "working for the good of the community," with their actions protecting the community becoming more and more extreme"

Rather than take responsibility of action, do women default to their tribe to talk about the latest transgression or act?

Men need to treated as honorable in order to seen as honorable.

Women need to be around men as it calms them into their own bodies. This is not an arrogant statement as the reverse is also true. Men need to be around women for the same reason. This is non-verbal, subtle and nuanced. If one touches the other without words, the energy fields of both will begin to seek out their own harmonies. We are afraid to let go of our own pain because whether we like it or not, this "letting go" will involve "another" and what seems to be a surrender to that one's attractiveness as that is what one see's when pain is taken away.

One thing I have experienced and am sure of......is that "pain" moves.

And a playing "field" within a larger playing "field" is cleared.