WELCOMED IN TAO’D SOUL
FORERUNNER OF CHANGE
deep down, shy, reticent.
It’s source, the wild nature from which we came
It waits for us,
Like a loon’s call on a wilderness lake
Out of the dark night
A prayer from a forgotten past.
Rather, one could say, a particular process of cognition
that has little or no use for words.
It is part of our heritage at birth, the infant’s first primer.
And the young child lives by it,
gathering into its growing body and aboriginal heart
a cosmography of wonder.
will take us down to the very deeps of knowing,
not informing the mind
but coursing through the whole body, artery and vein–
provided one can thrust aside
what the world calls common sense,
that popular lumpen wisdom
that prevents the emerging of the numinous.
playful, artless, inwardly acquitted of opinion,
not at all as children are but rather as fools or saints.
We cannot wipe the mind clean of its knowing,
as one would wash a face,
for, indeed, paradoxically, we need that knowing.
It is an essential part of living and not to be despised.
the whole realm of consciousness,
of which, after all, it is but a fragment,
are the possibilities of discovering
Unknowing overlaid and lost.
that “I do not know” is the door to it,
the “Open Sesame” which to pronounce
costs nothing less than everything.
So, he drops from his busy awareness
into the stillness whence life springs,
into the void within him.
and you probably denied it even happened,
and really didn't own that there is any wild in you at all..
...but the bare feet and the need to dance reveal the truth....
...how do you unknow for a moment or two
to realize a little wildish knowing?
not in a forceful muscle building way,
because this is not about exercise.
The physical body has a whole memory structure.
If you are willing to read this physical body,
everything – how this cosmos evolved from nothingness to this point –
is written into this body.
Yoga is a way of opening up that memory and trying to restructure this life towards an ultimate possibility.
It is a very subtle and scientific process.
One thing is that it makes you realize some fundamental facts about yourself.
Once in a kindergarten school, the teacher asked the students,
“If I stand on my head,
you will see my face will turn red because blood flows into my head.
But that does not happen when I stand on my feet. Why?”
A little fellow said,
“Because the feet aren’t empty.”
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