- Full Strips
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Mr. Umhutu can’t *contain himself and shouts out instructions for the next Asana (posture) … frustrating others who were taking rather more interest in what Gudo was saying to what he was doing.
*Mosquitos have a tendency to get over-excited sometimes. Observe the **restraint shown on a fresh English tourist’s leg (for best results observe a young female leg that has been left neglectfully free of repellent) at sundown on the Zambezi, during the rainy season!!
**There is no restraint at all.
Uttanasana B or “Intense forward bending pose B”
You’re *the Universe expanding
under your own direction
You’re the concept,
The Creator, the cloth,
and the Creation
*This is possibly better read as “your Universe”, since your perception of the Universe is completely different from anybody, or anything else’s – depending on your own beliefs. If you believe it is a safe Universe with your best interests at heart, then that is how you will experience it. If you believe it is unfair and cruel, then that is how it will be.
“Intense Forward-Bending Pose”, or “Uttanasana A”
You are *NOT a sinful minion,
**helpless before some Mighty God
Neither are you an ***accident,
assembled randomly by chance…
*One of the most disempowering and damaging beliefs found in organised religion is encapsulated in this frame – we are not “Born in Sin”, neither is there some judgemental God looking down on us, ready to strike us in case we do something bad… or send us to Hell For Ever (People actually believe this, a LOT of people).
**The very idea is ridiculous.
***So is this (for the scientists)
You may or may not agree, but there is no such thing as eternal punishment, or temporary punishment such as Karma (as it is sometimes viewd) – but there is a balancing, so you must know that if you are cruel, you’ll probably experience the other side of that at some stage… and it probably won’t be fun…. but it’s your choice.
There are characters in the stories,
each one is a focus of you!
All of them existing *simultaneously,
yet working perfectly in **tune…
*Since time is an illusion, all of our “past” and “future” lives, or focuses are taking place right now!
**And, I believe, we can have a positive effect on them through the way we live this one.
As a side-note, and since Yoga is a form of meditation I’ve posted the video below.
I did the Art of Living course quite a few years ago in Harare, it’s a great course. Especially if you feel that you struggle with “meditation”, and just don’t get it and are unable to stop fidgeting - The Art of Living and it’s founder (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) are doing Exceptional things in this world, (with a capital E… as you may have noticed) and although I’ve taken another route as far as my “spiritual tendencies” are concerned, the Sudurshan Kriya (which is the breathing meditation that they teach) is my daily medication. It affects my life in very subtle but powerful ways. Do it if you can! There should be an Art of Living Centre near you.
To bring you up to date with a short re-cap:
- Gudo has taken on the task of explaining to his captive audience, “the Meaning of Life” or “Why We Are Here At This Time”.
Not only will he answer one of the Big Questions – or THE Big Question, he will do it while doing a Sun Salutation on his log! Or as others would say, “Surya Namaskara A” on his log.
“Surya Namaskara A” (Sun Salutation A), usually performed in five rounds at the start of an *Ashtanga yoga practice!
“We’re all aspects of consciousness!
I’ll explain now what that means.”
“Imagine Life as an infinite tapestry,
with you the thread in its scenes…”
*A popular style of Yoga
**Standing in balance
So here we are.
Gudo is about to give us a life-changing explanation (apparently in an athletic manner?!)
Umhutu is still playing hard-to-get.
The other two really are waiting with baited-breath, and not †sarcastically either.
“If you cast your mind back,
(to “The Beginning” – Part One)
When you met your first Dad,
and we all gained a *son!”
“You popped him a question. Among the many you fired,
You asked him “Why am I here?”
Well I believe that answer’s required”
[I await with baited breath]
*Or daughter – the jury is still out on that one!
†It is said that sarcasm is the ††lowest form of wit.
†† Which is obviously incorrect, since “Blackadder” is the highest form of TV entertainment ever attained, and unlikely to be surpassed!
The singing is short-lived, even a baboon knows when *enough is enough.
“WHEN YOU READ YOU BEGIN WI…….”
[hehe... Julie Andrews we are not]
“To make it more interesting I shall attempt to multi-task,
undertaking a Sun-salutation during this first master-class!”
*In this case the sudden appearance of several fish floating by belly-up alerted him.